CNIT 51100

Foundations In Homeland Security Studies

An interdisciplinary course addressing prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery from catastrophic events that threaten private and public sector resources and infrastructures. Course contents will include: characteristics of security; personal/corporate perspectives; identification of assets; assessing cost/benefits of protecting assets; risk assessment and risk management; crisis decision making; emergency management resources and response infrastructures; best practices in emergency management and risk and crisis communication; business continuity; and the importance of a collaborative response. Case studies include the 9-11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. External experts will present and career opportunities will be discussed.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.  

Typically offered fall semester only.

Contact Professor Eric Dietz for additional details.

Credit Hours: 

Computer and Information Technology

West Lafayette