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- CJA 235
- Course Title:
- Transportation and Border Security
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Course DescriptionProvides an in-depth view of modern border and transportation security. Includes security for seaports, ships, aircraft, trains, trucks, pipelines, buses, etc. Focuses on the technology needed to detect terrorists and their weapons. Covers related legal, economic, political and cultural issues. Prerequisites: WR 121 and CJA 111. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
- Help prevent damage to people and property by weapons of mass destruction through enhanced intelligence gathering to learn identities of terrorist groups and individuals as well as their motives, planned actions, targets, weapon and timing.
- Properly screen individuals and property at border crossings to interdict contraband or those attempting to enter the United States unlawfully.
- Assess, evaluate and properly respond to security related issues involving transportation safety.
Course Activities and Design
Activities may include lecture, video, guest speakers, threat assessment exercises and role-play.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Methods of assessment may include the following: written examinations, quizzes, class participation and discussion, role playing scenario participation, feedback assessment, diagramming of a crisis incident, oral presentations and small group activities.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Agencies affiliated with Border and Transportation Security
- Historical timelines reflecting terrorist threats
- General vulnerabilities
- Countering threats
- Supply chain logistics
- Communications skills
- Threat evaluation
- Screening individuals and property