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Homeland Security Management

HSM110 Principles of Private Security 3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the principles of private security, including the history and
role of private security, threat assessment and security survey, and principles of physical
security, including personnel security and functional area security systems.
Terms Offered: WI, SU

HSM115 Homeland Security Management 3 Credits
This course will provide an introduction to homeland security management, the protection
of U.S. territory, sovereignty, domestic population, and critical infrastructure against external
threats and aggression, and its role in society. Students will receive an overview of the
roles and duties of various Federal, Tribal, State and local agencies in maintaining homeland
security, as well as the relationship between homeland security and private security. The
course also explores threats from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction and provides an
overview of emergency management.
Terms Offered: WI, SU

HSM205 Fundamentals of Intelligence Analysis 3 Credits
This course is an introductory study of crime and intelligence analysis, including the roles and
duties of the analyst and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information. Several
common analytic techniques will be examined. Practical analytical assignments in both crime
and intelligence analysis are covered.
Prerequisite: CRI100 or HSM110 or HSM115

HSM215 Emergency Management 3 Credits
This course is a study of emergency management to include the history and role of
emergency management in the United States as part of homeland security. Response
to natural disaster, terrorism, and other incidents will be explored, as well as the Incident
Command system and interaction of all public safety organizations. The course will also cover
emergency management to include the National Incident Management (NIMS) and Incident
Command System (ICS) overviews and these play a large part in overall scene management.
Prerequisite: HSM110 or HSM115 or by permission of the chair
Terms Offered: SP, FL

HSM335 Business Intelligence 3 Credits
This course provides an overview of the threat to the business community from espionage
and counterintelligence operations. It also covers legal issues such as the Espionage Act and
the U.S. NISPOM regulations for the protection of classified information. The development of
a business counterintelligence program will also be covered.
Prerequisite: HSM205
Terms Offered: SP – odd years only

HSM350 Environmental Security 3 Credits
Environmental security examines threats posed by environmental events and trends to
individuals, communities or nations. It may focus on the impact of human conflict and
international relations on the environment, or on how environmental problems cross
state borders.
Environmental security is environmental viability for life support, with three sub-elements:
• Preventing or repairing military damage to the environment.
• Preventing or responding to environmentally caused conflicts, and
• Protecting the environment due to its inherent moral value.
It considers the abilities of individuals, communities or nations to cope with environmental
risks, changes or conflicts, or limited natural resources. For example, climate change can be
viewed a threat to environmental security. Human activity impacts CO2 emissions, impacting
regional and global climatic and environmental changes and thus changes in agricultural
output. This can lead to food shortages that will then cause political debate, ethnic tension,
and civil unrest.
Terms Offered: SP, FL

HSM405 Criminal Intelligence Analyst I 3 Credits
This course is a study in crime and intelligence analysis, including the role and duties of the
analyst, the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information, and the laws pertaining
thereto. Emphasis will be placed on the criminal intelligence analyst, however, practical
analytical assignments in crime and intelligence analysis will be covered.
Prerequisite: HSM205

HSM415 Threats to Homeland Security 3 Credits
This course will analyze the history and many dimensions of national security before and
after 9/11. It will also provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary critique of the concepts of
threats and responses and explore the nature of various threats. The course will compare and
contrast how to conduct threat assessment using the concept of threats using the included
practical risk assessment tool for emergency managers. It will also look at assessing and
defending against cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare to include how information can be used
as a weapon.
Terms Offered: WI, SU

HSM420 Emergency Management: Disaster Policy and Politics 3 Credits
Disasters and emergencies challenge people and their governments. Burned into American
psyche is how government officials performed after 9/11 terror attacks of 2001 and response
to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans in 2005. Rather than look at disasters
and the response to them as unexpected events, this course will attempt to show that
the response to these events is determined by public policy and analysis, organizational
management, and leadership. The book is thematic, intended to guide students through a
wealth of material by employing a simple analytical framework and set of themes to help
students in organizing details and connecting them to larger concepts. Taken together, the
framework and its concepts provide students with a way to understand disaster policy and
politics. NIMS, ICS, and HAZ-Mat qualities will be featured.
Prerequisite: HSM215
Terms Offered: FL, WI

HSM430 Data Mining and Predictive Analysis 3 Credits
This course is an advanced study in the field of intelligence analysis, including applications
in data mining as an analytical tool to predict crime trends, emerging security threats and
statistical analysis of crime trends. Specialty topics, such as foreign and domestic security
threats, anti-terrorism, and counter-intelligence will be featured. Previously learned analytic
techniques and skills will be applied in case studies and research projects. Analytic methods
using open sources of information will be featured.
Prerequisite: HSM415
Terms Offered: SP, FL

HSM205 Fundamentals of Intelligence Analysis 3 Credits
This course is an introductory study of crime and intelligence analysis, including the roles and
duties of the analyst and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information. Several
common analytic techniques will be examined. Practical analytical assignments in both crime
and intelligence analysis are covered.
Prerequisite: CRI100 or HSM110 or HSM115

HSM215 Emergency Management 3 Credits
This course is a study of emergency management to include the history and role of
emergency management in the United States as part of homeland security. Response
to natural disaster, terrorism, and other incidents will be explored, as well as the Incident
Command system and interaction of all public safety organizations. The course will also cover
emergency management to include the National Incident Management (NIMS) and Incident
Command System (ICS) overviews and these play a large part in overall scene management.
Prerequisite: HSM110 or HSM115 or by permission of the chair
Terms Offered: SP, FL

HSM335 Business Intelligence 3 Credits
This course provides an overview of the threat to the business community from espionage
and counterintelligence operations. It also covers legal issues such as the Espionage Act and
the U.S. NISPOM regulations for the protection of classified information. The development of
a business counterintelligence program will also be covered.
Prerequisite: HSM205
Terms Offered: SP – odd years only

HSM350 Environmental Security 3 Credits
Environmental security examines threats posed by environmental events and trends to
individuals, communities or nations. It may focus on the impact of human conflict and
international relations on the environment, or on how environmental problems cross
state borders.
Environmental security is environmental viability for life support, with three sub-elements:
• Preventing or repairing military damage to the environment.
• Preventing or responding to environmentally caused conflicts, and
• Protecting the environment due to its inherent moral value.
It considers the abilities of individuals, communities or nations to cope with environmental
risks, changes or conflicts, or limited natural resources. For example, climate change can be
viewed a threat to environmental security. Human activity impacts CO2 emissions, impacting
regional and global climatic and environmental changes and thus changes in agricultural
output. This can lead to food shortages that will then cause political debate, ethnic tension,
and civil unrest.
Terms Offered: SP, FL
HSM405 Criminal Intelligence Analyst I 3 Credits
This course is a study in crime and intelligence analysis, including the role and duties of the
analyst, the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information, and the laws pertaining
thereto. Emphasis will be placed on the criminal intelligence analyst, however, practical
analytical assignments in crime and intelligence analysis will be covered.
Prerequisite: HSM205

HSM415 Threats to Homeland Security 3 Credits
This course will analyze the history and many dimensions of national security before and
after 9/11. It will also provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary critique of the concepts of
threats and responses and explore the nature of various threats. The course will compare and
contrast how to conduct threat assessment using the concept of threats using the included
practical risk assessment tool for emergency managers. It will also look at assessing and
defending against cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare to include how information can be used
as a weapon.
Terms Offered: WI, SU

HSM420 Emergency Management: Disaster Policy and Politics 3 Credits
Disasters and emergencies challenge people and their governments. Burned into American
psyche is how government officials performed after 9/11 terror attacks of 2001 and response
to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans in 2005. Rather than look at disasters
and the response to them as unexpected events, this course will attempt to show that
the response to these events is determined by public policy and analysis, organizational
management, and leadership. The book is thematic, intended to guide students through a
wealth of material by employing a simple analytical framework and set of themes to help
students in organizing details and connecting them to larger concepts. Taken together, the
framework and its concepts provide students with a way to understand disaster policy and
politics. NIMS, ICS, and HAZ-Mat qualities will be featured.
Prerequisite: HSM215
Terms Offered: FL, WI

HSM430 Data Mining and Predictive Analysis 3 Credits
This course is an advanced study in the field of intelligence analysis, including applications
in data mining as an analytical tool to predict crime trends, emerging security threats and
statistical analysis of crime trends. Specialty topics, such as foreign and domestic security
threats, anti-terrorism, and counter-intelligence will be featured. Previously learned analytic
techniques and skills will be applied in case studies and research projects. Analytic methods
using open sources of information will be featured.
Prerequisite: HSM415
Terms Offered: SP, FL

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