Dec 10, 2023  
Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HS 230 - Transportation and Border Security

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an overview of modern border and transportation security challenges, as well as different methods employed to address these challenges. The course covers a time period from post 9-11 to the present. The course explores topics associated with border security and security transportation infrastructure, to include: seaports, ships, aircrafts, airports, train stations, trucks, highways, bridges, rail lines, pipelines, and buses. Students will be required to discuss the legal, economic, political, and cultural concerns and impacts associated with transportation and border security. The course provides students with a knowledge level understanding of the variety of challenges inherent in transportation and border security.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the Course the student should be able to:

  • outline the primary federal and state/local agencies in the U.S. who affiliated with Border Security (including DHS and DOT their resources), and the ethical parameters in which they operate;
  • construct a historical timeline reflecting significant transportation, related terrorist threats and events in the United States and globally;
  • general understanding of the modes of transportation and their industries as it may impact security;
  • identify general vulnerabilities and risks in transportation systems and border security;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the impact of technology on countering threats to transportation systems and border security;
  • discuss differences in dealing with security threats for passengers versus freight/cargo, transportation systems;
  • classify the roles, functions, and interdependency between local, federal, and international law enforcement and military agencies to foster border security;
  • solve problems as an individual and in a coordinated team setting;
  • demonstrate accurate data analysis, and logical recommendations; and
  • discuss the supply chain logistics and modes of transportation.


Prerequisites: HS 100, HS 200
(C, N)