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HLND 1100 - Introduction to Homeland Security

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly HLND 2911)

HLND 1100 introduces students to the vocabulary and to the important components of Homeland Security and discusses the importance of the agencies associated with Homeland Security and their inter‑related duties and relationships. It examines historical events that impact Homeland Security, state, national, and international laws, and the most critical threats confronting Homeland Security.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of Homeland Security.


  1. Classify the roles and functions of local, federal and international agencies.
  2. Examine and Interpret forensic evidence to reconstruct terrorist acts.
  3. Differentiate attitudes and actions regarding Homeland Security.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of combating terrorism.


  1. Discuss the characteristics of national and international acts of terrorism.
  2. Construct a historical timeline reflecting significant terrorist threats.
  3. Construct a historical timeline reflecting methods to counter terrorism.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Introductions
    1. Definitions and concepts
    2. History or Terrorism
  2. Historic Overview of Terrorist Threat
  3. Statutory Authority
  4. Organizational Actions
  5. Terrorist Related Hazards
    1. Drug Lords and Terrorists
  6. Safety and Security
    1. Transportation Safety and Security
    2. Critical Infrastructure
  7. Mitigation, Prevention and Preparedness
    1. Prevention Actions and Programs
  8. Response and Recovery
    1. Catastrophic Terrorism: Local response to national threats
  9. Communications
    1. Risk Communication
    2. Crisis Communication
  10. Technology
    1. The USA Patriot Act

Primary Faculty
Bowlin, Samantha
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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