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SCMT374 - Contemporary Issues in Security Management

Course Details

Course Code: SCMT374 Course ID: 2563 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the contemporary issues of security management such as substance abuse, violence, ideologies, adjudication and reconsideration reviews, security countermeasures, case management, use of examinations such as polygraphs, report writing, international commercial sales, and media relations. It also addresses the security manager’s role in personnel management, security planning, organizational communication, recruitment, retention, training and development, and management of contracts, as well as examines techniques and tools that help security managers understand bias, educate, and shift attitudes of employees towards more proactive security practices.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO-1: Explain the role security leadership has in establishing the foundation of private security programs.

CO-2: Define what assessing risk has to do with determining the type of security program is appropriate for an organization.

CO-3: Identify what security management team is best suited in accomplishing the organization’s security functions charter.

CO-4: Establish how security managers test and align functional performance or their security organization.

CO-5: Identify how to formulate and implement a strategic security plan designed to address actual and potential threats.

CO-6: Explain the methodology of quality assurance and merits of a performance based standards approach towards total asset protection.

CO-7: Explain a value added contribution in the world of tangible and intangible assets.

CO-8: Identify how a corporate security manager can effectively communicate strategic security issues and actions to other business departments and managers.

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 will not have a time limit and you can access it as often as you like but only one submission is allowed. The Midterm Assignment will consist of two (2) short essay topic questions and will cover the required readings found in the "Lessons" (Course Tool Bar) for weeks 1-3.

Research Paper Assignment - 25 percent

Each student submits a 10 page (minimum less title and reference pages), double-spaced paper written in MS-Word and APA format examining one of the contemporary issues discussed during this course in detail. A reference page must follow the text (5-7 sources).

Final Assignment – 25 percent

This assignment will not have a time limit and you can access it as often as you like but only one submission is allowed. The Final Assignment will consist of two (2) short essay topic questions and will cover the required readings found in the "Lessons" (Course Tool Bar) for weeks 5-8.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.13 %
Week 2 Forum 3.13 %
Week 3 Forum 3.13 %
Week 4 Forum 3.13 %
Week 5 Forum 3.13 %
Week 6 Forum 3.13 %
Week 7 Forum 3.13 %
Week 8 Forum 3.13 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Research Paper 25.00 %
Research Paper 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %

All course materials are located in the Weekly Lessons.

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.