PSS6210EN - Global Security: Issues, Policy & International Terrorism

Course description

This course provides a theoretical and empirical understanding and explanation of global security issues, policies, and international terrorism. Students discuss concepts and issues involving global threats that include natural disasters and international terrorism. A focus is on terrorist groups and associated tactics, past responses to terrorist incidents, and methods to mitigate present and future attacks.

How this course benefits students

Global security is a significant concern for all governments, private organizations, and citizens. This course benefits students who seek an in-depth understanding of global security by engaging critical thinking skills when researching worldwide security challenges. Students are also equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the security measure - erroneous or successful - used to address global issues.

Why this course is important

Students develop knowledge of the security challenges that impact the social and political environments of the United States at a local, national, and global level. Students examine policy through analytical exercises that hone their understanding of these global issues, including but not limited to international terrorist organizations, their tactics, and official responses to these incidents.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Public Safety & Security
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Billy Moffett, Jr, Professor of Homeland Security

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The world is changing and the omnipresence of God is needed to embrace the changes. This course allows students to expound on their Christian beliefs as they analyze global security measures and use their words and expressions to promote human dignity.

Missionally driven

Students discuss how God's word relates to and can impact global security issues. International mission work is also discussed in reference to their impact on global crises and international terrorist organizations.

Contextually informed

Students examine methods within their local communities to enable them to develop ministry approaches for their local contexts. Discussions cover global issues and their potential impacts on local communities.

Interculturally focused

Discussions focus on cultural issues concerning global security and international terrorist organizations. Students utilize critical thinking to analyze methods to introduce culturally appropriate missional and ministry practices.

Practically minded

Students receive details of actual and hypothetical world events that require them to use their Christian beliefs and values to evaluate and interpretate past, current, and future responses.

Experientially transformed

The course material is designed to take students deeper into the critical thinking process that espouses new humanitarian outlooks on global issues. They can use this knowledge in the public safety domain to advance the will of God as new threats surface.