2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AJS 252 - Homeland Security and Terrorism

Description: Introduction to Homeland Security and homeland defense policies and strategies, with a focus on terrorism, immigration, and border security.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. History and structure of the U.S Department of Homeland Security and related federal agencies 
  2. Strategic goals of Homeland Security and national defense 
  3. Impacts on state and local security 
  4. Impact on the U.S. criminal justice system 
  5. Constitutional and ethical issues 
  6. Risks to Homeland Security 
  7. Impact of terrorism on the U.S. criminal justice system and national security

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss the history and structure of the U.S Homeland Security Department. (1) 
  2. Identify various strategic goals of Homeland Security and national defense. (2) 
  3. Explain how Homeland Security impacts state and local security. (3) 
  4. Discuss impact of Homeland Security on the U.S criminal justice system. (4) 
  5. Analyze the various Constitutional and ethical issues concerning Homeland Security, including enhanced interrogation, airport security and the Patriot Act. (5) 
  6. Analyze various risks to Homeland Security, including terrorism, immigration and border security, and data security. (6) 
  7. Describe the various changes in national security approaches caused by terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad. (7)