This presentation provides an overview of what Homeland Security leaders should be talking about and how to create an overview course on the subject. The Naval Postgraduate School program is reviewed and course samples are included, as well as NPS course content. Additionally, NPS philosophy and educational methods are described. The Center for Homeland Defense & Security (CHDS) includes the following curriculum: Intro to Homeland Security studies (HLS), asymmetric conflict; technology in HLS, intelligence; critical infrastructure protection, special topics; multidisciplinary approaches to HLS, comparative government for HLS; planning and budgeting for HLS, psychology of fear management and terrorism; and knowledge into practice, thesis research. Emphasis is on the practical application of legal/ethical considerations, asymmetric thinking, civil liberties/privacy balance, and interagency communications/cooperation. Course content is described, as well as sample courses, programs, foundation course content, CHDS education philosophy, and course objectives.
Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium: http://www.hsdec.org/library.aspx
Spring 2007 Symposium: NPS/HSDEC/DHS Education Summit. Fairfax, VA. February 27-28, 2007