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Overview of Homeland Security

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Course No: CRIM.5740-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13477; SIS Term: 2910
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

The U.S. has embraced the homeland security monolith without a full understanding of what it encompasses. This course provides a comprehensive overview of homeland security and defense as undertaken in the United States since 9/11. The course critically examines the current body of knowledge with a specific focus on understanding security threats, sources, and reasons for these threats. The roles of the key players at the federal, state and local levels, the policies and procedures enacted since 9/11, and the homeland security system in practice are also examined.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
  • Special Notes:
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  • Core Codes: SS
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: James Forest/Christopher Harris
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2019: Sep 04 to Dec 08
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1725
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: M.A. in Security Studies: Industrial and Economic Security Concentration, M.S. in Security Studies: Critical Infrastructure Protection Concentration, M.A. in Criminal Justice, Graduate Certificate in Security Studies, M.A. in Security Studies: Homeland Defense Concentration

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