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  • SECU 150 INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY (3)
    This introductory course provides a histori­cal perspective of security, highlighting the differences between law enforcement and professional security. Principles of national, corporate, information assurance/cyber security and security management are emphasized.

    SECU 151 SECURITY SYSTEMS AND DESIGN (3)
    Detailed examination into the administra­tive planning of security activities, require­ments for their effective execution, and the supportive resources and physical layout design for maintaining an effective security system are presented in this course.

    SECU 152 LOSS PREVENTION TECHNIQUES (3)
    This course stresses individual research in all aspects of loss prevention situations. Students are required to develop security systems that reflect new techniques and con­cepts. A case study method is emphasized.

    SECU 153 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (3)
    Management and supervisory principles and basic concepts in occupational safety and health are introduced in this course.

    SECU 154 CAREERS IN NATIONAL, CORPORATE AND CYBER SECURITY (3)
    This course focuses on the many and varied career opportunities in the field of profes­sional security studies. In addition to researching and understanding the require­ments for these positions, the applica­tion, interviewing process, and the preparation of a professional resume and/or curriculum vita will be emphasized.

    SECU 210 INTRODUCTION TO INTELLIGENCE (3)
    This course focuses on the major role of intelligence in the professional security environment. In addition to obtaining a historical perspective, students will be able to differentiate between information and intelligence, and understand its importance and impact on national, corporate and information assurance/cyber security. Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security

    SECU 220 CURRENT SECURITY PROBLEMS (3)
    This course analyzes special problem areas in national, corporate and information as­surance/cyber security. The focus is on the most current and/or pressing issues in the field of professional security. Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security

    SECU 222 COMPUTER SECURITY I (3)
    This introductory course focuses on the importance of information security (IN­FOSEC) and the impact technology has in the field of professional security. Specific areas of coverage include: history vs. current methodology; capabilities and limitations of communications; automated information systems (AIS); hardware; software; memory; media; networks; system operating environ­ment and security policies.
    * This is the first of three courses students can take towards National Security Agency (NSA) certification for information systems security (INFOSEC), NST 4011 stan­dard (SECU 322 and SECU 422 are also required to receive a NSA certificate).

    SECU 224 ETHICS IN PROFESSIONAL SECURITY (3)
    This course examines the national, corpo­rate and cyber security process, leadership ethics and doctrine. Specific topics of inter­est focus on security as a profession, justice, relations with the community, and current issues affecting agent professionalism. Within this structure is an emphasis on communications skills, leadership skills and the application of these skills both internally and in field operations. Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security

    SECU 280 SECURITY ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION (3)
    This course is designed as an introduction to the organization and administration of security functions within all entities from small to large organizations. The focus is on the principles of leadership and management with an emphasis on practical application using case studies as the primary learning tool. Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security

    SECU 305 SPECIAL TOPICS (3)
    This course covers selected topics in Profes­sional Security Studies that are of recent or current interest in the field. Topics are se­lected from the three major domains of this department to include National, Corporate or Information Assurance/Cybersecurity.  Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security

    SECU 310 FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS
    This course provides an overview of forensic investigations that covers the three major domains in Professional Security Studies- National, Corporate and Information Assurance/Cyber Security. Students will be introduced to the various forensic investiga­tions involved within these three areas. Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security

    SECU 321 SEMINAR IN NATIONAL SECURITY (3)
    National Security and its impact on the many facets of our society is the primary focus of this seminar course. Homeland security and the role played by the nation’s intelligence agencies will be discussed as it pertains to the various responsibilities of security professionals-both corporate and government. Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security

    SECU 322 COMPUTER SECURITY II (3)
    This intermediate course focuses on the importance of information security (INFO­SEC) and the impact technology has in the field of professional security. Specific areas of coverage include: Operational Security (OPSEC), policy, roles and responsibil­ity, cryptology, transmission security, and components of the National Training Standard for Information Systems Security (NTSISS). Components include: national policy, threats, countermeasures, and risk management among others.
    * This is the second of three courses stu­dents can take towards National Security Agency (NSA) certification for information systems security (INFOSEC), NST 4011 standard (SECU 322 and SECU 422 are also required to receive a NSA certificate). Prerequisite: SECU 222 Computer Security I

    SECU 323 RISK MANAGEMENT (3)
    The management of risk is the focus of this course as it applies to national and corporate security organizations. Criti­cal Incident Response, and organizational continuity is emphasized. Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security

    SECU 324 SECURITY FRAUD (3)
    The investigation of fraud by security and related professionals (to include law enforcement) is the focus of this course. This course emphasizes forensic accounting techniques and methods to identify and prevent fraud. Everyone will benefit from the knowledge gained through this course, which emphasizes methods and techniques as identified by Certified Fraud Specialists. Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security

    SECU 398 RESEARCH IN PROFESSIONAL SECURITY STUDIES (3)
    Introduction and practice in the use of primary sources, including the basic meth­odologies and techniques of research design within the field of Professional Security Studies. Student will gain experience in the development of research proposals, and in the use and verification of different types of empirical evidence. Consistent with the environment of Professional Security in the 21st Century, use of electronic databases, computers and technology are emphasized throughout. Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security

    SECU 411 EXTREMIST GROUPS AND SECURITY (3)
    This course focuses on understanding the motivation, tactics, and targeting trends of extremist groups so that managers and command staff are better able to evaluate potential threats and developed appropriate countermeasures to protect the organiza­tion’s personnel and other assets. Students discuss terrorism as a form of political vio­lence and its effect on security management. Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security

    SECU 422 COMPUTER SECURITY III (3)
    This capstone course focuses on the impor­tance of information security (INFOSEC) and the impact technology has in the field of professional security. Major domains covered are National Training Standard for Information Systems Security - (NTSISS) planning/management, systems lifecycle management, contingency planning/disaster recovery, physical security measures, per­sonal security practices and procedures, soft­ware security, network security, administra­tive controls, auditing, cryptosecurity, key management transmission and TEMPEST security.
    * This is the third of three courses students can take towards National Security Agency (NSA) certification for information systems security (INFOSEC), NST 4011 stan­dard (SECU 222 and SECU 322 are also required to receive a NSA certificate) Prerequisite: SECU 222 Computer Secu­rity I and, SECU 322 Computer Security II

    SECU 465 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN SECURITY (3)
    This course explores the major issue4s of financial and human resource manage­ment and combines theories with practical applications to best emphasize current best practices. The first half of the course focuses on the fundamentals of human resource management, while the remaining half focuses on budgeting and finance. Prerequisite: SECU 150 Introduction to Security