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Minor – Homeland & International Security

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Students choosing the Minor in Homeland & International Security must take:

CRJU 370 Homeland Security (3)
CRJU 380 Domestic and International Terrorism (3)
GOVT 304 International Relations (3)
GOVT 340 Foreign Policy and Administration (3)

Plus one (1) course from the following:

CRJU 280 Criminal Investigation (3)
GOVT 305 Contemporary Global Issues (3)
ISYS 204 Introduction to Information Systems* (3)
ISYS 331 Information Systems Security* (3)
ISYS 333 Systems Security* (3)
ISYS 436 Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery* (3)

(*) Pre-requisites for these courses may be waived solely for students completing the minor, conditional upon departmental approval.

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Discusses principles and practices of criminal investigation including crime scene conduct and procedures, collection and preservation of evidence, interview and interrogation techniques, development of leads, and the use of surveillance techniques. Addresses ethical issues related to the criminal case investigation.

Explores the history, development, and changing dynamics of homeland security at and between local, state, and national government levels. Gives special attention to theories of homeland security management, the Department of Homeland Security and its statutory authority, and hazard mitigation and disaster preparedness.

Considers various approaches to understanding the nature and causation of terrorism. Considers the objectives of terrorism, modern terrorist groups and their strategy and tactics, and the role and limits of the criminal justice system in addressing terrorism.

Investigates the global problems that influence and shape contemporary and future government decision-making. Attention is given to such important problems as terrorism, poverty, human trafficking, disease, the digital revolution, the global economy, immigration as well as to how governments are responding to such challenges.

Evaluates the conduct of foreign affairs, policy, and relationships between nation-states in the international political community. Students are introduced to the history of the international order as well as to the leading international relations' theories of realism, liberal internationalism, neo-conservatism, human rights, and Marxism.

Examines the history of U.S. foreign policy up until the present era with special attention to topics such as U.S. military, economic, and human rights policy. Course also examines the changing concepts of power, the national interest, and grand strategy and learning in U.S. foreign policy as these relate to various world regions. Prerequisite: GOVT 304.

Computer systems, networks, databases, intellectual property, computer security, artificial intelligence, legal and ethical considerations, codes of conduct, privacy, computer crimes, and the future of computing and the Internet and their relationship to the business world.

Business and government are facing a rapidly expanding need for information assurance professionals. Information protection program design, internetworking and application security, the development of information security safeguards and information security auditing, disaster recovery, policy development, identity management, and effective threat assessment. Prerequisite: ISYS 204 and Sophomore standing.

Securing the systems that run our computers is the key to ensuring that our essential information remains safe and available. This course provides the essentials for understanding the threats to systems security, the methods to counter these threats, and some practical work in systems security. A computer system with appropriate software is required. Prerequisite: ISYS 331.

The threats to information security are numerous, and even the best security systems can be penetrated in one manner or another. In addition, physical security is a consideration for securing the systems necessary for business operations to continue. Natural disasters, terrorist activities, and internal subversion can all cause destruction or denial of service. Provides a framework for understanding the threats and how to counter them. Prerequisite: ISYS 331.

Course fees

ANIM 100Fundamentals of Animation$200
ANIM 103Introduction to Digital Art$200
ANIM 112Fundamentals of 2-D Computer Based Animation$200
ANIM 115Compositing and Sound for Animators$200
ANIM 2033-D Animation$200
ANIM 210Writing for Animation$70
ANIM 213Character Design, Rigging, and Animation$200
ANIM 218Advanced 2-D Computer Animation Techniques$200
ANIM 222The Art of the Storyboard$200
ANIM 310Business Planning for Media$70
ANIM 314Advanced 3-D Animation Techniques$200
ANIM 340History of Animation$70
ANIM 400Portfolio Preparation$200
ANIM 413Motion Graphics for Film & Television$200
ANIM 415Animation in 3-D (3 cr.)$200
ANIM 450Digital Special Effects for Film and Television$220
ANIM 480Production Practum (1-3)$70-200
ANIM 489Animation Workshop$70-200
ANIM 490Independent Study$70-200
ANIM 495Internship$70
ANIM 496Culminating Project$200
ARTA 120Introduction to Drawing$200
ARTA 1212-D Design Methods$200
ARTA 201Comp Anatomy & Figure Drawing$200
ARTA 3123-D Design Methods$200
ARTA 320Introduction to Painting$200
ARTA 401Advanced Drawing$200
BIOL 101Introduction to Biology with lab$70
BIOL 121General Biology I$70
BIOL 122General Biology II$70
BIOL 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I$70
BIOL 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II$70
BIOL 215Introduction to Microbiology$70
BIOL 321General Microbiology$200
BIOL 421Immunology$200
CHEM 101Introduction to Chemistry$70
CHEM 121General Chemistry 1$70
CHEM 122General Chemistry II$70
CHEM 221Organic Chemistry I$70
CHEM 222Organic Chemistry II$70
CHEM 421Biochemistry$200
CHEM 495Internship$70
CSCI 210Computer Architecture$70
CSCI 220Operating Systems$70
CSCI 221Intro to Computer Science$70
CSCI 233Ethics for Computer Science$70
CSCI 310Software Engineering$70
CSCI 315Data Structure & Algorithims$70
CSCI 317Database Fundamentals$70
CSCI 320Parallel & Distributive Prog$70
CSCI 430Mobile and Smart Computing$70
CTVU 101Introduction to Aesthetics of Film and Television$70
CTVU 102Cinema-Television Equipment Workshop$200
CTVU 105Survey of Film and Television$70
CTVU 229Fundamentals of Cinema Production$200
CTVU 250Fundamentals of Broadcast Television (3)$200
CTVU 256Fundamentals of Post-Production (3)$200
CTVU 310Screenwriting$70
CTVU 330Producing and Directing Broadcast Television (3)$200
CTVU 345Lighting Aesthetics and Design for Cinema-Television (3)$200
CTVU 346Camera Operations/Film & Video$200
CTVU 350Broadcast Television Field Production (3)$200
CTVU 352Broadcast TV Tech Production$200
CTVU 380Broadcast TV Prod Practicum$200
CTVU 427Film Producing$200
CTVU 458Sound Design$200
CTVU 460Directing$200
CTVU 470Editing$200
CTVU 475Special Topics$200
CTVU 480Production Practicum$70
CTVU 495Internship$70
CTVU 496Senior Project (3)$200
ENGL 501Tutoring Writing$395
GENE 100The Making of a Christian Mind$75
GENE 402The Making of a Christian Leader$75
GENE 402aThe Making of a Christian Leader/Service-Learning Experience$75
HIST 205Western Civilization I$50
ISYS 315Data Structures and Algorithms$70
ISYS 317Database Fundamentals$70
MUSI 220Fundamentals of Music Theory (3cr.)$70
MUSI 301Music History 1 (3 cr.)$70
MUSI 348Ensemble Performance (1 cr.)$70
MUSI 349Voice Lessons (1 cr.)$70
NURS 310Professional Health Assessment$186
PARA 220Legal Research & Writing$200
PHYS 221General Physics I$70
PHYS 222General Physics II$200
THEU 101Introduction to Theatre$70
THEU 105Stagecraft (3)$200
THEU 132Basic Acting 1 (3)$200
THEU 181Practicum in Theatre Production (1)*$70
THEU 221Movement for the Stage (3)$200
THEU 227Makeup for the Theatre (3)$200
THEU 232Basic Acting 2 (3)$200
THEU 234Voice/Diction for Stage 1$200
THEU 251Improvisation (3)$200
THEU 305Advanced Stagecraft$200
THEU 310Playwriting$70
THEU 312Stage Combat (3)$200
THEU 314Play Analysis$70
THEU 320Auditioning and the Business of Theatre$70
THEU 321Costume Design (3)$200
THEU 322Fundamentals of Directing$200
THEU 323Scenic & Lighting (3)$200
THEU 324Stage Management$70
THEU 330Screen Acting I$200
THEU 337Voice/Diction for Stage 2$200
THEU 375Special Topics in Theatre$70-200
THEU 402Modern Drama$70
THEU 405Theatre History 1$70
THEU 406Theatre History 2$70
THEU 420Performance Studio$200
THEU 430Screen Acting 2$200
THEU 437Voice and Movement Integration$200
THEU 490Independent Study$70-200
THEU 495Theatre Internship$70
THEU 496Portfolio Development$70
UED 480aPracticum I$70
UED 480bPracticum II$70
UED 495Field Experience/Student Teach$200
UED 496Field Experience E-Portfolio$200
CSCI 210Computer Architecture$70
CSCI 220Operating Systems$70
CSCI 221Intro to Computer Science$70
CSCI 233Ethics for Computer Science$70
CSCI 310Software Engineering$70
CSCI 315Data Structure & Algorithims$70
CSCI 317Database Fundamentals$70
CSCI 320Parallel & Distributive Prog$70
CSCI 430Mobile and Smart Computing$70
CYBR 630Info Systems Security & Assurance$70 FLAT
ISYS 315Data Structures and Algorithms$70
ISYS 317Database Fundamentals$70
PARA 220Legal Research & Writing$200
UNIV 500Foundations/Grad Success$500

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