Minor in Homeland Security

Enhance your major by adding a minor in Homeland Security.



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Course Descriptions

HLS 101 – Introduction to Homeland Security

Principles and practices associated with the emerging discipline of homeland security. Policies, directives, national plans, and legislation that shape and define the ongoing evolution of homeland security. Key issues including civil liberties and diversity. Relationship to public safety, private security, and national security.

HLS 210 – Physical Security

Principles of physical design and application to include physical security surveys, integrated physical security technology systems, and risk identification and mitigation.

Survey of American constitutional and national security law, homeland security legislation and executive orders, and judicial opinions. Review of international law, conventions and declarations. Examination of conduct codes, ethical decision-making, ethical leadership, and moral courage.

HLS 301 – Critical Infrastructure Protection

Identification, prioritization, and protection of critical infrastructure including information technology, telecommunications, chemical, transportation, energy, water, medical, emergency services, postal and shipping. Impact on personal safety and economic performance.

HLS 391 – Risk Analysis

History and process of vulnerability and risk assessment (VRA) as it relates to the protection of critical assets and infrastructure.  Instruction in common VRA techniques used in both the public and private sectors.

HLS 401 – Intelligence Process

Key questions facing the U.S. intelligence community and its role in homeland security, national defense and international affairs, with a focus on policy, oversight and intelligence support. Collection, analysis, sharing, and dissemination of information within and between local, state, and federal government agencies and the private sector.

HLS 430 – Domestic Terrorism.

Coverage of politically-motivated extremist violence in the United States. Includes discussion of definitional issues, radicalization, major attacks, current threats, and principal extremist groups and their ideologies.

This page reflects the program requirements in the 2014 EKU Homeland Security Program Advising Guide. See the EKU Undergraduate Catalog for more information.