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HLSS305 - Private Sector Homeland Security

Course Details

Course Code: HLSS305 Course ID: 4525 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The private sector is responsible for much of what has become known as the “homeland security enterprise.” This course will address this expanding role and address the responsibility of private sector entities in securing the homeland.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Describe the role of and challenges facing the private sector in securing the homeland.

CO-2: Explain the governments’ expectation for private sector involvement in maintaining essential services and national resiliency.

CO-3: Examine the relationships of private sector, government and other partners regarding securing critical infrastructure.

CO-4: Analyze government and private sector information sharing strategies.

CO-5: Evaluate the current model of shared responsibility to address future challenges.

Forum discussions – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is an essay that is to be a minimum of five (5) pages in length, requiring the use of a minimum of five (5) academically acceptable sources obtained from assigned readings and outside research.

Progress assignment - 25 percent

Specialized exercise requiring research and analysis that is to be a minimum of five (5) pages in length. A minimum of five (5) academically acceptable sources is required; material from assigned readings and that obtained from outside research.

Final assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is an essay of six (6) pages in length. The use of a minimum of six (6) academically acceptable sources is required, comprised of assigned readings and material obtained from outside research.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 25.00 %
Forum 1 3.13 %
Forum 2 3.13 %
Forum 3 3.13 %
Forum 4 3.13 %
Forum 5 3.13 %
Forum 6 3.13 %
Forum 7 3.13 %
Forum 8 3.13 %
Assignments 75.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Progress Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %

All required readings are located in the weekly Lessons area of the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.