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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: SCMT508 Course ID: 2584 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The course provides a comparative analysis of relevant security programs in the public and private sectors. The concept of defensible space, internal and external access control and psychological security barriers are examined and evaluated during this course.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1: Value the early development of security and policing.

CO-2: Select applicant screening and employee socialization processes.

CO-3: Evaluate and explain the importance of accounting, accountability and auditing.

CO-4: Assess the broad spectrum of internal threats and the IT threat from within.

CO-5: Judge the problem of terrorism and propose countermeasures.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 20 percent

Assignment 1 – 25 percent

Assignment 2 – 25 percent

Assignment 3 – 30 percent

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.50 %
Week 2 Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forum 2.50 %
Week 6 Forum 2.50 %
Week 7 Forum 2.50 %
Week 8 Forum 2.50 %
Assignments 50.00 %
Assignment 1 - Faulty Screening Practices - Due Week 2 25.00 %
Assignment 2 - Access Control Design -Due Week 6 25.00 %
Final Assessment - Research Paper 30.00 %
Assignment 3 - Final Research Paper - Due Week 8 30.00 %

Additional required readings are located in Lessons.

Book Title:Strategic Security Management : A Risk Assessment Guide for Decision Makers (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info: Elsevier Science & Technology
Unit Cost:$79.64
Book Title:The Complete Guide to Physical Security (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Auerbach Publications
Author:Baker, P. and Daniel J. Benny
Unit Cost:$85.95
Book Title:Industrial Security : Managing Security in the 21st Century (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Russell, D. and Pieter C. Arlow
Unit Cost:$89.95
Book Title:Concepts and Case Studies in Threat Management (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis
Author:Calhoun and Weston
Unit Cost:$205.00
Book Title:Contemporary Security Management, 3rd Ed (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Butterworth Heinemann
Author:Fay, John
Unit Cost:$68.95
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.