The purpose of this certificate is to provide both the theoretical context for homeland security and the institutional framework, including current laws and legislative history, organization, definitions, historical background, bureaucracy, role of private sector, and domestic intelligence.
An introduction to Homeland Defense will be provided, along with an overview of specific threats, notably human trafficking, narcotics, gangs, and other illicit activities.
This certificate requires five courses, as listed below, for a total of 20 credits.
- IWP 669 Counterterrorism and the Democracies
- IWP 664 Foundations of Homeland Security
- IWP 610 Counterintelligence in a Democratic Society
- IWP 611 Immigration and National Security
- IWP 616 U.S. National Security Strategy and Emerging Threats, OR 601 National Security Policy Process
- One elective