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CJ 355 Homeland Security
Angelo, Joseph Medio


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 355 Homeland Security

Semester

F2T 2010 DL

Faculty

Angelo, Joseph M

Title

Adjunct Faculty/Criminal Justice Administration

Degrees/Certificates

AA/Liberal Arts
BS/Criminal Justice
MA/Business & Organizational Security Management

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Anytime Online or Email For Appointment

Daytime Phone

330-921-5070

E-Mail

joseph.angelo@park.edu

Semester Dates

Monday, October 18, 2010 to Sunday, December 12, 2010

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Homeland Security: An Introduction, 1st edition, R. H. Ward, K.L. Kiernan, and D. Mabrey

Lexis-Nexis 2006

ISBN 1-59345-304-3

324 pages

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
CJ355 Homeland Security: An introductory study of the criminal justice systems response to disasters at all levels related to agencies of the Department of Homeland Security. This course introduces the student to emergency planning and management relative to a variety of human and natural disasters. Students learn to identify and analyze potential disasters, to provide corrective action and to plan, organize and implement contingency and recovery programs. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

I will use brevity to describe my philosophy for this particular course.  I feel learning should be enjoyable/fun and possess certain ingredients, which will challenge students each week.  We will accomplish this through the following methods: Weekly threaded discussions will serve as our means to discuss issues and interact with each other.  I believe that a healthy level of weekly discussion will make the course enjoyable and provide valuable insight to one another.  Homework and quizzes will serve as the weekly measurement to keep everyone current and up-to-date with the course.  The core assessment provides the student an opportunity to explore a specific entity of the Department of Homeland security, which will provide the necessary real life correlation to the course learning outcomes. The final exam will evaluate your understanding of the material and provide a logical conclusion for the course.  I expect everyone to therefore enjoy the next eight weeks and leave the course feeling challenged with a significant grasp of homeland security.

Class Assessment:

Each student is responsible for:

  • Completing all weekly reading assignments.
  • Completing weekly discussion questions and Logging onto the course each week.
  • Completing four quizzes.
  • Completing the Core Assessment, which is a written homework assignment due in week 7, and placing this in the appropriate dropbox week.
  • Completing a proctored final examination.

Grading:

Letter Grade Policy


Letter

Number of Points

Percent

A

900 – 1,000

90-100

B

800 - 899

80-89.9

C

700 - 799

70-79.9

D

600 - 699

60-69.9

F

599 or below

Below 59.9



Assignment

Points

Total
Points

Total %

Weekly Discussions (6)
--First responses to the discussions must be posted by midnight Thursday EACH Week. At least two meaningful responses to other students must be posted to your classmates’ postings by midnight Sunday.




50






300






30%

Weekly Quizzes (4)
--Completed by Midnight, Sunday, Weeks 1-7.


100


400


40%

Core Assessment Assignment
Due by Midnight, Sunday, Week 7



200





200

20%

Final Exam (Proctored)
--Completed by Midnight, Friday, Week 8.


100


100


10%

Total



1,000



100%


Late Submission of Course Materials:

Material submitted after the submission deadline will be subject to a 10% reduction of possible grade for each week submitted late unless arrangements are made with the instructor prior to the deadline.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

This course is offered on-line, over the Internet, using the eCollege course delivery system. Students are expected to devote a minimum of four hours per class week logged on to the computer conferencing system-the same amount of time you'd spend in the physical classroom. A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the semester and ends midnight the following Sunday. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday of the week assigned. Written papers should be completed and successfully submitted so that they are in my hands on the due date.  If you ever have problems transmitting your assignments to me, telephone me immediately, and we'll get the problem solved. Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy.  If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Please post any questions or comments concerning the course or course content into the Office (see button on left side of home page).  I'll visit my office each day to read your comments and questions and to post responses.  I'll try to get back to you within 24 hours. Please DO NOT post papers in this section.  Please place your papers in the dropbox for the appropriate week.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

Week 1: Homeland Security - The Beginning (18-24 OCT 2010)

Readings:

Chapter 1: Protecting the Homeland
Chapter 2: The 9/11 Attacks and the Genesis of Homeland Security

Chapter 3: The 9/11 Commission and the Department of Homeland Security

Assignments:

Points

Due

Discussion Questions

50



Iniital Post
Responses to peers


Thursday midnight
Sunday midnight

Assignment - Review and begin work on core assessment


Throughout Week 7

Week 2: Organization and Transformation (25-31 OCT 2004)

Readings:

Chapter 4: The Intelligence Community
Chapter 5: The Role of the U.S. Military in Homeland Security

Chapter 6: Public-Private Partnerships

Assignments:

Points

Due

Discussion Questions

50



Inital Post
Responses to peers


Thursday midnight
Sunday midnight

Assignment - Complete Week 2 quiz

Assignment - Continue work on core assessment

100

Sunday midnight

Throughout Week 7

Week 3: Strategy and Initiatives (1-7 NOV 2010)

Readings:

Chapter 7: Critical Infrastructure Protection
Chapter 8: Transportation Infrastructure in the U.S.

Assignments:

Points

Due

Discussion Questions

50



Inital Post
Responses to peers


Thursday midnight
Sunday midnight

Assignment - Complete Week 3 quiz

Assignment - Continue work on core assessment

100

Sunday midnight

Throughout Week 7

Week 4: Strategy and Initiatives, Continued (8-14 NOV 2010)

Readings:

Chapter 9: Communication and Information Technology
Chapter 10: Counterterrorism and Homeland Security 

Chapter 11: Weapons of Mass Destruction

Assignments:

Points

Due

Discussion Questions

50



Inital Post
Responses to peers


Thursday midnight
Sunday midnight

Assignment - Complete Week 4 quiz

Assignment - Continue work on core assessment

 100

Sunday midnight

Throughout Week 7

Week 5: Response (15-21 NOV 2010)

Readings:

Chapter 12: Responding to Natural Disasters

Assignments:

Points

Due

Discussion Questions

50



Inital Post
Responses to peers


Thursday midnight
Sunday midnight

Assignment - Continue work on core assessment


Throughout Week 7

Week 6: Legal Issues (22-28 NOV 2010)

Readings:

Chapter 13: Legal Issues in Homeland Security

Assignments:

Points

Due

Discussion Questions

50



Inital Post
Responses to peers


Thursday midnight
Sunday midnight

Assignment - Continue work on core assessment

Throughout Week 7

Week 7: The Future (29 NOV - 5 DEC 2010)

Readings:

Chapter 14: The Future: Critical Issues in Homeland Security

Assignments:

Points

Due

Assignment - Complete Week 7 quiz

Assignment - Complete core assessment

100

200

Sunday midnight

Sunday midnight

Week 8: Reflection and Current Trends (6-12 DEC 2010)

Assignments:

Points

Due

Discussion Questions

50



Inital Post
Responses to peers


Thursday midnight
Sunday midnight

Final Exam

100

Sunday, midnight

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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