Homeland Security: Intelligence and Law Enforcement
Area of Study
Criminal Justice, Criminology, Government, Justice Studies, Peace and Conflict
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis unit introduces the emerging field of homeland security. It has a particular focus on the role of law enforcement and intelligence organisations in protecting the state from threats from within and without The unit provides an introduction to the field of policing, intelligence and counterterrorism and focuses on the operational level of national security. It begins with an overview of public and private law enforcement roles and policing theories. It also examines private sector security organisations. This approach distinguishes homeland security from national security, which is a broader, all-hazards concept. The unit complements PICT211, which focuses on government and private sector strategies for national security, and PICT213, which focuses on disaster resilience and crisis response.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.