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CRJ 302 - Transportation & Border Sec

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course is an examination of the field of transportation and border security. The course will examine the role of both government and private enterprise in securing one of the most vulnerable and important industries worldwide. The course will discuss the threats to this industry with a view toward passenger, cargo and infrastructure protection. Strategies and policies to improve and protect the system will be discussed.
Competencies
  1. Outline the essential characteristics of acts of terrorism.
    1. Describe the characteristics of national terrorism.
    2. Describe the characteristics of international terrorism.
  2. Construct a historical timeline relfecting significant transportation related terrorist threats and events in the United States and globally.
    1. Discuss the interdependency between nations regarding transnational terrorist organizations.
    2. Explain both military and law enforcement options available to nations and the problems inherent to these options.
  3. Differentiate between natural and unnatural threats to transportation systems and how to detect the difference.
    1. Discuss how a natural threat can morph into an unnatural threat to the transportation system.
    2. Explain how an unnatural threat can affect the policy makers and affect worldwide transportation systems. 
  4. Identify the characeristics of vulnerabilities in transportation systems.
    1. Discuss current attempts to remove these vulnerabilities.
    2. Articulate an understanding of developing research designed to harden the transportation system against future threats.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of technology on countering threats to transportation systems.
    1. Discuss current “threat” and “no fly” lists and their impact on passenger transportation systems.
    2. Articulate an understanding of “next generation” systems that might impact the freight and passenger systems.
  6. Discuss differences in dealing with security threats various tranportation systems.
    1. Describe security threats related to passenger transportation systems.
    2. Describe security threats related to freight transportation systems.
  7. Classify the roles, functions of, and interdependency between local, Federal and International law enforcement agencies and the military to foster border security.
  8. Create effective strategies to generate useful information for local, national and international law enforcement agencies.
    1. Explain how these strategies are designed to concur with current United States and international law.
    2. Explain cultural differences that might impact the initiation of these strategies.
  9. Solve problems as an individual and in a coordinated team settings.
    1. Describe the issues regarding combining subcultures and organizational expertise while preserving team integrity.
    2. Describe the issues inherent in team building during a crisis.
  10. Write clear, concise and accurate reports.
    1. Discern relevant, factural information.
    2. Demonstrate accurate data analysis.
    3. Make sound recommendations.



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