PSS2200EN - Intro to Homeland Security

Course description

Intro to Homeland Security will provide an overview of the key operational and policy areas the United States government engages in to ensure the security of the nation. This course will provide a source of history, practical information, programs, references, and best practices so that students will be motivated to engage in actions to help make their communities safer and more secure.

How this course benefits students

This associate level course is intended to be an introduction to topics covered in other courses but with an emphasis toward homeland security opportunities. Students will explore and discover key themes that frame the government's homeland security operations which emerged after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This course will place an emphasis on glorifying God while serving the needs of homeland security professionals.

Why this course is important

Students will be provided a source of history, practical information, programs, references, and best practices in order for them to be motivated and engaged to make their communities safer and more secure. Homeland security is an evolving specialty that will continue to change in reaction to the steps the nation takes to reduce the impacts of known and unknown hazards and as new threats are identified.

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.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Introduction to Homeland Security will place a prominence on the cultural context and methods to intertwine ministry within the homeland security field. This course will elaborate on biblical and theological models on assisting individuals within the field of homeland security.

Missionally driven

This particular course will examine how to go where God is already working among homeland security professionals. Homeland security will discuss service before self as ones sees throughout biblical references.

Contextually informed

Homeland security is a multi-faceted career field. Students will examine methods within their local communities to enable them to develop ministry approaches for their local contexts within the field of homeland security.

Interculturally focused

Students will recognize that the homelands security profession will take them out of their own cultural comfort zone. Students will discuss how to express their faith in their own social context in culturally-appropriate ways within this career field.

Practically minded

A free and truly democratic society that values life and liberty will not survive without God's moral law. Students will discuss how missional ministry and homeland security can be intertwined.

Experientially transformed

Discussions will equip students with the ministry and missional skills needed to enhance God's will through the discipline of homeland security.