Learning Materials from the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security


Courses & Syllabi

Homeland Security Courses at Rosemont College

Resources from Rosemont College Syllabus: HLS-3100 Introduction to Homeland Security Course Description: This course provides an overview of the essential ideas that constitute the emerging discipline of homeland security. The objectives of the course are to expand students’ abilities to… Continue Reading →

Self-Study Course: Social Network Analysis

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Course — website/web application. Developed in conjunction with Sean Everton, Co-Director and Michael Aspland, Faculty Associate for Research at the CORE Lab in the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School This course is an introduction to social network analysis,… Continue Reading →

Self-Study Course: The Global Jihadi Threat

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Course — website/web application. Nadav Morag. [Updated Dec 2016] Islam is a faith of richness and complexity that has manifested itself over time in a broad variety of ways. Unfortunately, it is also used as the basis for the violent… Continue Reading →

NS2013: Research and Writing for Homeland Security

Syllabus — text. Lauren Wollman and John Rollins. The purpose of the research sequence (NS 2013 and NS 4081) is to advance your critical thinking, research and inquiry skills; you will use these skills to produce a strong thesis proposal… Continue Reading →

IS4010: Technology in Homeland Security

Syllabus — text. Richard Bergin, John Rollins and Tom Housel. Government agencies in today’s Information Age are more dependent than ever on technology and information sharing. This course provides individuals involved in homeland security a broad overview of homeland security… Continue Reading →

NS3180: Introduction to Homeland Security

Syllabus — text. Chris Bellavita and Nadav Morag. This course provides an overview of the essential ideas that constitute the emerging discipline of homeland security. It has two central objectives: to expand the way participants think, analyze and communicate about… Continue Reading →

NS4232: Knowledge into Practice: A Homeland Security Capstone Course

Syllabus — text. Chris Bellavita. This course is intended to provide participants the opportunity to expand their ability to enact the knowledge and technical learning acquired in the courses leading up to the capstone. The material in other CHDS courses… Continue Reading →

NS4881: Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security: framing the discourse

Syllabus — text. Anders Strindberg and David Brannan. Homeland security efforts in the United States constitute a project framed by the rule of law. Constitutional concerns, civil rights issues and the roles of the various disciplines engaged in the effort… Continue Reading →

NS3028: Comparative Government for Homeland Security

Syllabus — text. Nadav Morag, Paul Smith and Seth Jones The objectives of the NS 3028 course are: (1) to understand the transnational nature of terrorism, organized crime, pandemics and other homeland security threats, (2) to assess homeland security strategies… Continue Reading →

DA3210: The Unconventional Threat to Homeland Security

Syllabus — text. David Brannan and Anders Strindberg The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the operational and organizational dynamics of terrorism. It considers those who act as individuals, in small groups or in large organizations;… Continue Reading →

NS4156: Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational and Policy Challenges

Syllabus — text. The 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the ensuing War on Terror have focused the nation’s attention on homeland security. This course examines key questions and issues facing the U.S…. Continue Reading →

NS4133: The Psychology of Fear Management and Terrorism

Syllabus — text. Fathali Moghaddam and Jim Breckenridge. This course serves as an introduction for homeland security professionals to terrorism as a psychological phenomenon. Government agencies involved in homeland security need to understand the psychological consequences of mass-casualty terrorist attacks… Continue Reading →

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