HSEM 160: Emergency Response Awareness to Terrorism

Credits 5
Quarter Offered

Provides current and relevant information about terrorism, terrorist behavior, homeland security policies and dilemmas, and how to deal effectively with threats and the consequences of attacks. Student will gain insight into the key players involved in emergency management, local and state issues, particularly as they need to interact and work with FEMA and other federal agencies. Course components include identifying terrorism, causes of terrorism, preventing terrorist attacks, responding to terrorism attacks and avoidance in communication and leadership collapse. This class may include students from multiple sections.


2.0 or higher in HSEM 102 or concurrent enrollment

  1. Compare and contrast the history of terrorism in the United States and abroad.
  2. Examine terrorism and the risks associated with terrorist incidents.
  3. Explain the basic terms and concepts associated with terrorism incidents.
  4. Compare and contrast different missions of homeland security.
  5. Recognize the characteristics of terrorism.
  6. Evaluate the most frequently mentioned causes of terrorism.
  7. Analyze terrorist behavior.
  8. Examine the evolution of terrorism in the United States and other countries.
  9. Compare and contrast the positive and negative features of modern news coverage of terrorism.
  10. Explore and discuss federal, state, local and private procedures in preparedness measures, response, relief, and recovery.
  11. Analyze measures for preventing terrorist attacks.
  12. Assess the threat of terrorism and ways to increase physical security.
  13. Critique prior problems in homeland security and the need for accountability.