POL 223 The U.S. Homeland Security System, 3 credits

This course provides an overview of the government structure, organizational mission, and policies associated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other key federal agencies and metropolitan areas with homeland security functions. Together these agencies constitute the homeland security system. From the founding of DHS post-September 11th and the expanded missions and resource allocations to other key federal, state, and local agencies, the roles of DHS and other agencies in overseeing aspects of intelligence, emergency management, border security and immigration, transportation, and public health are described, analyzed, and evaluated. This course will provide students of homeland security with an overall understanding of the system's vast role in the United States.