HLS 555 (M1) - Comparative Homeland Security Systems

Comparative Homeland Security

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 53377
This course will encourage students to become cosmopolitan citizens by gaining knowledge and understanding of cultures other than those of the United States. Students will learn to recognize others' values and, ultimately, accept the many ways in which we all are human. For example, using the Irish struggle for independence from Britain and the Troubles as examples, students will examine Anglo and Irish "culture" and how it is influenced by or how it can influence nation-state security, or conversely, the fight for civil liberties and independence. The main systems and structures in both the US and the UK's domestic security enterprises will be discussed as well as the origins, typologies and goals of several terrorist groups, the basics of the intelligence community in both nations, and how intelligence informs the struggle to contain terrorism. In addition, for homeland security majors, this course can satisfy either the terrorism requirement or the intelligence systems requirement (see instructors). Although a major objective of the course is to prepare students to participate successfully in a managed study abroad program (as a separate course: HLS 656, 1 credit), participation in the study abroad trip is a not required component of this course.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery), Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: Sonic Woytonik

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 R 1:01pm - 3:50pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

This is a synchronous online course that meets once weekly. Students will need access to a computer, microphone, and camera to participate in this activity-based course.