PSS4298EN - Global Security: Issues, Policy & International Terrorism

Course description

This course provides students with a foundational understanding of security studies and considers contemporary security issues and challenges that affect the world. Students discuss concepts and issues of worldwide security matters that not only include natural disasters but also international terrorism, which includes identifying terrorist groups and their tactics, and examining past responses to terrorist acts and methods taken to mitigate them.

How this course benefits students

Global security is a major concern for all governments, private organizations, and citizens. This course benefits students who seek a career in global security by presenting them with a panoramic view of the worldwide challenges and threats and equipping them with a comprehensive understanding of the security measure - erroneous or successful - used to address them.

Why this course is important

This course develops students’ knowledge of the security threats that impact the social and political environments of the United States at a local, national, and global level. Students learn policy through analytical exercises that hone their knowledge of global issues including but not limited to natural disasters, international terrorist organizations, terrorists’ tactics, and societal 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

Terrorist attacks and natural disasters present global concerns. God’s grace and mercy are needed to seek answers for these challenges. This course serves as a conduit to promote biblically based values and human dignity as students learn to assess and respond to terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

Missionally driven

Students discuss how God's word relates to and can impact global security issues. International mission work is also explored in reference to their impact on global crisis 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

A focus is on cultural issues in relation to 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 actual and hypothetical world events and use their Christian beliefs and values to examine how these events occurred and the policies used that impacted or affected official responses.

Experientially transformed

Students learn how to apply principles of Christian values to global security issues in future operations that they might face within this career field.