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    Erie Community College
  Jan 18, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

LE 205 - Homeland Security Issues

Credit Hours: 1

This course will examine potential threats to the security of the United States from foreign and domestic sources. It will examine how non-governmental agents and unfriendly foreign nations and terrorist groups (ranging from religious fanatics to cycle and street gangs), might utilize technology and exploit our vulnerabilities at attack. Corrective actions this nation and its subordinate governments must take to minimize the likelihood of attack will be presented. The preparation needed to minimize the impact of such attacks will also be covered.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain the origins and history of terrorism;
  • identifY the current status of global and domestic terrorism;
  • note the different categories of terrorist groups, offering an example of each;
  • offer a brief explanation of the structure of terrorist groups and their motivations;
  • explain how the various types ofterrorist groups are funded;
  • illustrate the history, concepts and structure of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and
  • orally explain the preparation in place locally to avert terrorist strikes and discuss what steps are in place to respond if an attack occurs.

Year Round (N)