PSS3200EN - Homeland Security Management

Course description

This course will provide the technical and management skills necessary for individuals to manage and prepare response systems to a wide range of threats and vulnerabilities at the federal, state, and local level. Students will discuss management strategies for homeland security agencies, policy development, legal issues, risk analysis, and community response.

How this course benefits students

This course will strengthen the student's skills in management, intelligence gathering and analysis, risk management, emergency planning and management, port security, legal issues, technological issues, and social psychology. This course is designed to prepare the next generation of homeland security management and policy leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to improve outcomes in all types of disasters and critical incidents.

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

Homeland Security Management will place a prominence on the cultural context and methods to intertwine ministry within management of homeland security professionals. 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 not only discuss how missional ministry and homeland security can be intertwined but also focus upon Christian values within management.

Experientially transformed

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