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Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08


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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences


Interdisciplinary Programs


Security Studies

Jalil Rashandel, Director, A-124 Brewster Building

The security studies minor is designed to provide an interdisciplinary overview of security-related issues, policies, and infrastructure that has developed in response to security challenges. The program is designed to accommodate students from a broad spectrum of degree programs within the university who have a desire to apply their majors to the growing security community, whether it be at local, state, and federal governments, or in the private or non-profit sectors.

The minor program, coordinated through the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Science, requires 24 s.h. credit.

  1. Core - 15 s.h.
    SECS 1000. Introduction to Security Studies (3) (F) (FC:SO)
    SECS 4000. Senior Seminar in Security Studies (3) (S) (P: SECS 1000 and consent of the instructor)
    Choose three of the following:
    POLS 3155. National Security Policy (3) (F,S)
    POLS 4382. Politics of Terrorism (3) (F,S)
    EHST 2110. Introduction to Environmental Health Science (3) (F,S)
    PLAN 4015. Emergency Planning Management (3) (F,SS)
  2. Electives - 9 s.h.
    Choose 3 of the following. POLS majors may not choose POLS electives. Courses used for the core may not be used for electives. Other appropriate courses may be considered for inclusion as electives change or review by the director.
    EHST 2110. Introduction to Environmental Health Science (3) (F,S)
    GEOG 3003. Political Geography (3) (WI) (S) (FC:SO)
    GEOG 2410. Fundamentals of GIS (3) (F,S)
    HIST 3260. U.S. and the Middle East, 1783 to the Present (3)
    ICTN 2900, 2901. Fundamental Network Security (3,0) (P: ICTN 2154)
    JUST 1000. Criminal Justice Systems (3) (F,S,SS)
    ITEC 3800. Cost and Capital Project Analysis (3) (S) (P: MATH 1065)
    PLAN 1900. Planning for the Human Environment (3) (F,S,SS)
    PLAN 3051. Introduction to GIS in Planning (3) (F,S) (P:GEOG 3410 or consent of Instructor)
    PLAN 4015. Emergency Planning Management (3) (F,SS)
    POLS 3144. American Foreign Policy (3) (S) (RP: POLS 2020)
    POLS 3155. National Security Policy (3) (F,S)
    POLS 3290. Conflict and Peace in the Post Cold War Age (3) (S)
    POLS 3293. International Organizations (3)
    POLS 4380. Topics in International Politics (3) (P: POLS 2020 or Consent of Instructor)
    POLS 4382. Politics of Terrorism (3) (S)
    POLS 4383. War in the Modern Age (3)
    SOCI 3235. Population Trends and Problems (3)(FC:SO)(P: SOCI 2110)