Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Slippery Rock University

Homeland/Corporate Security and Leadership

Faculty

Melissa Berdell
Instructor
Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership
D.H.E., Duquesne University
M.S., Point Park University
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Kevin Cassidy
Instructor
Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership
M.A., John Jay College
B.S., John Jay College

Susan Lubinski
Associate Professor
Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership
J.D., Duquesne University
M.S., Grove City College
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University
C.P.A., Youngstown State University

Scott Mensch
Professor
Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership
Ph.D., Capella University
M.B.A., Point Park University
B.A., Indiana University of PA

Bret Perchaluk
Instructor
Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership
M.S., National Intelligence University
B.A., Rider University

Bret Rogowitz
Instructor
Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership
M.S., Eastern Illinois University
B.S., Franklin University

Samuel Rosenberg
Instructor
Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership

Jordan Titera
Assistant Professor
Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership
M.S., Saint Joseph's University
B.A., Slippery Rock University

Paul Webster
Instructor
Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership
M.S., Colorado Technical University
B.S., Robert Morris College

Brian Wisneski
Instructor
Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership
Ed.D., Creighton University
M.S., Boston University
B.A., Spring Arbor University

Courses

CSS Courses

CSS 100 -  Modern Security  

This course will explore the ever-changing security environment confronting domestic governments in securing its homeland, for-profit and non-profit organizations, and individuals. This course will discuss the history of security, the sub-topics of security, and whether insecurities can be eliminated, prevented, or merely managed. Students will apply risk assessment procedures, devise solutions to complex security issues, and weigh the strengths and weaknesses of those solutions. The student will be able to assess the complexity of solving modern day security problems when confronting economic limitations, policy and legal implications, and the feasibility of providing security to diverse populations.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attribute.

CSS 120 -  Introduction to Private Security  

This course will provide an overview of the private security field and the numerous complexities within it. Topics include but are not limited to an overview of private security, the basic goals and responsibilities of the industry, the challenges facing security, and various security systems for infrastructure, institutional and commercial organizations.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

CSS 139 -  Foundations of Academic Discovery  

Foundations of Academic Discovery serves as the entry point to the Rock Integrated Studies Program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES 2 STUDENT or ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attributes.

CSS 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

CSS 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic. The course outline will be determined by the instructor based on key developments, trends or specialized content within homeland security. Permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

CSS 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

CSS 210 -  Physical Security  

This course discusses the methods, processes, and policies surrounding the security protection of the workplace. Students will study the historical roots of physical protection of assets, cultural contexts and interpretations of security efforts, as well as the way modern technology is changing the methods and focus of protection programs. The important elements of physical barriers, electronic controls and surveillance, and procedural efforts to secure assets will be examined. The role of the Security Manager in regulated workspaces will be discussed.

Prerequisite: CSS 120D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

CSS 240 -  Security Management  

This course will examine the security department's role and function within an organization and the activities associated with operating and managing the department. This course will also look at how to manage various relationships security professionals encounter both internally and externally.

Prerequisite: CSS 120C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

CSS 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

CSS 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic. The course outline will be determined by the instructor based on key developments, trends or specialized content within homeland security. Permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

CSS 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

CSS 300 -  Personnel Security  

This course discusses the structures, processes, and regulations surrounding the security protection of people in the workplace. Students will study and weigh the advantages and legal restrictions of background checks as a condition of employment. Protection of workers in general, as well as programs to safeguard executives, workers in controversial industries/fields, and the design of policies and programs providing protection for workers with special issues outside the workplace will be examined. Defining, preventing and reacting to workplace violence will be explored.

Prerequisites: CSS 120D or HSS 120D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

CSS 320 -  Security Risk and Emergency Management  

This course will provide guidance how to conduct risk assessments, handle emergencies and develop and implement business contingency and disaster recovery plans. students will learn how to develop and use risk surveys and other information gathering techniques, and design and implement controls by understanding cost/benefit analysis, crime prediction, response planning and business impact analysis.

Prerequisite: CSS 240C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

CSS 351 -  Fraud  

Approximately 5% of U.S. organizations annual revenues are lost to fraud each year. This course explores the historical and social problems created by fraud, the ethical and legal issues fraud presents to organizations and our economy; and the principles of fraud detection, examination, and prevention organizations employ to combat fraud in order to minimize both economic losses and a loss of jobs.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall, Winter, & Summer

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

CSS 352 -  Law & Ethics in the Workplace  

This course explores the historical, legal, ethical and practical implications of legal rights of workers in organizational relationships. This course will provide the historical evolution of protective legislation for workers and the continual refinement of common law to workers'' rights. Ethical issues not addressed by the law will be explored as well as t he importance of diversity in order to provide maximum growth for society and all individuals.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Winter, Spring&Summer

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

CSS 354 -  Risk Assessment and Fraud Prevention  

Every level of today's organizations must make ethics and organizational integrity a priority. Controlling for risk and preventing fraud are critical skills leaders in every organization will be called upon to exercise. Focus must be placed on fraud prevention, internal controls, compliance with regulations and other risk exposure. Students will apply course concepts to their own disciplines.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Even

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

CSS 360 -  Specialized Fraud Schemes  

This course will examine specialized frauds such as identity theft, financial institution fraud, payment fraud, insurance fraud, healthcare fraud, contract and procurement fraud, tax fraud, and bankruptcy fraud. A thorough analysis of money laundering and its place in specialized fraud schemes will be reviewed. For each type of specialized fraud, we will explore the various types of fraud schemes within these specialized frauds and the controls that can be implemented to prevent or detect them.

Prerequisites: CSS 351D and ACCT 209D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Even

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in CERT - Fraud, Fraud or Organizational Security.

CSS 370 -  Fraud Law and Report Writing  

This course will examine both domestic and international laws surrounding fraud. We will discuss the special non-governmental agencies assisting in the fight against fraud domestically and worldwide and their recommended compliance guidelines. In this class we will also discuss how to write an effective fraud report for various audiences. Ethical responsibilities of a fraud examiner will also be examined.

Prerequisite: CSS 351D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Odd

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Fraud.

CSS 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

CSS 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic. The course outline will be determined by the instructor based on key developments, trends or specialized content within homeland security. Permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

CSS 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

CSS 420 -  Fraud Examination  

This course will expose the student to an in-depth analysis of the fraud schemes perpetrated by those within and external to organizations. the elements of fraud schemes, the red flags associated with each scheme and how the scheme can be prevented and detected will be analyzed. This course will also emphasize financial statement fraud, and external fraud schemes from customers, vendors and unrelated third parties. Corporate espionage will also be covered.

Prerequisite: CSS 351C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Odd

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Corporate Security.

CSS 430 -  Corporate Security Law  

This course will cover the pertinent security laws surrounding an investigation and developing a case for prosecution. It will also cover the various laws security professionals can breach while conducting security investigations.

Prerequisite: CSS 351C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Corporate Security, Fraud or Organizational Security.

CSS 440 -  Corporate Security Investigation  

This course will provide the fundamentals of corporate security investigations, the methods used in an investigation, how to build a case, apply investigative strategies, use investigative technology and write an effective report. The course will also emphasize the ethics, values and laws one must consider when conducting an effective investigation.

Prerequisite: CSS 351C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Corporate Security, Fraud or Organizational Security.

CSS 450 -  Internship  

Supervised placement and research in selected public and private agencies.

Credits: 3-9

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

CSS 460 -  Corporate Security Capstone  

Student will apply and demonstrate prior knowledge, skills and abilities to a major project which will be communicated both in written and oral forms. This course will cover current topics in corporate security and current global issues challenging security. A discussion of professional ethics, proper etiquette and interviewing skills, negotiation and conflict resolution skills will also be discussed.

Prerequisites: CSS 440C and CSS 430C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Senior 1 or Senior 2.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Corporate Security.

CSS 490 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. students work on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

CSS 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic. The course outline will be determined by the instructor based on key developments, trends or specialized content within homeland security. Permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

CSS 498 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

HSS Courses

HSS 120 -  Introduction to Homeland Security  

This course is a general introduction to the foundations of homeland security, counter-terrorism, infrastructure protection, intelligence operations and other mechanics of the homeland defense field. This course also includes an overview of the legal, sociopolitical and criminal justice aspects of homeland security.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Summer Terms

HSS 130 -  Principles of Emergency Management  

This course will introduce the foundations of emergency management and discuss the emergency management cycle. The concept of the whole community approach will be emphasized along with the tools and resources used in emergency management situations. An emergency exercise will be assigned and special topics unique to emergencies will be explored.

Credits: 3

HSS 139 -  Foundations of Academic Discovery  

Foundations of Academic Discovery serves as the entry point to the Rock Integrated Studies Program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES 2 STUDENT or ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attributes.

HSS 170 -  Lenses of Catastrophe  

Lenses of Catastrophe asks students to examine the interdisciplinary approach of disasters. Disasters, whether stemming from natural or manmade hazards, can impact the entire spectrum of disciplines and industries. This course looks at disasters from the perspective of different fields and how they have been impacted by past events.

Credits: 3

Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES 2 STUDENT or ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attributes.

HSS 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

HSS 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic. The course outline will be determined by the instructor based on key developments, trends or specialized content within homeland security. Permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

HSS 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

HSS 210 -  Fundamentals of Terrorism  

This course will explore the complex issues surrounding terrorism. In terms of terrorism, the topics addressed may include: complexities of defining it, types of terrorists, causes of terrorism, methods used to achieve their goals, environments, funding and support, structure and counter-terrorist measures, and the issues the criminal justice system faces when trying to prevent, detect, and investigate it.

Prerequisites: HSS 120C or CSS 120C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with department of Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership.

HSS 230 -  Risk Analysis and Strategic Planning  

This course provides an overview of principles of risk analysis and management, including vulnerability and threat identification, assessing risk threats, security survey methodology, emergency management and response strategies.

Prerequisite: HSS 120C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

HSS 250 -  Managing Natural, Man-Made and Technological Disasters  

This course will discuss the history of natural, technological and manmade (intentional) disasters. (e.g., 1918 Pandemic, Great Flood of 1923, 1994 Northridge Earthquake, Coronavirus 19, September 11th). Students will analyze the complex nature of disasters, identifying overriding themes while examining lessons learned and best practices to handle specific types of disasters.

Credits: 3

HSS 260 -  Emergency Management Planning  

This course will provide an in-depth analysis of planning methodologies and constructs as well as pitfalls and limiting factors in the development and execution of emergency management plans at the strategic, operational and tactical levels. The origins of emergency management planning, applicable policies and legislation will be reviewed. The course will also examine historical incident review and analysis, contemporary and emerging planning doctrine, and advanced planning concepts.

Prerequisite: HSS 130C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Enrollment limited to students with department of Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership.

HSS 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

HSS 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic. The course outline will be determined by the instructor based on key developments, trends or specialized content within homeland security. Permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

HSS 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

HSS 300 -  Terrorist Organizations and Lone Wolves  

This course will allow students to study the ideological evolution, the behavioral indicators, recruitment styles, organizational styles, financing methods, and tactics for specific domestic and international terrorist organizations. Issues such as the radicalization and behavioral indicators of both terrorist organization and lone wolves will be discussed as well.

Prerequisite: HSS 210C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment limited to students with department of Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership.

HSS 310 -  Weapons of Mass Destruction  

This course will examine the threat and use of nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons and their implications to the Homeland. The course will evaluate means of proliferation and countermeasures overseas and within the Homeland.

Prerequisite: HSS 210C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment limited to students with department of Homeland/Corp Sec & Leadership.

HSS 320 -  Protecting Infrastructure and Key Assets  

This course focuses on the protection of critical infrastructure, including information and telecommunication systems, water supply, energy, first responders, transportation, health/medical and other key assets.

Prerequisite: HSS 230C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

HSS 330 -  Intelligence Operations  

This course encompasses the development and use of national security and policing intelligence, and includes theoretical and practical models of intelligence in governmental and private security environments.

Prerequisite: HSS 320C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

HSS 340 -  Intelligence for Homeland Security  

This course will examine intelligence operations for the Homeland Security Enterprise at the state and local level, within the Department of Homeland Security, and within the private sector. The course will utilize intelligence tradecraft to assess current threats, trends, hazards, and vulnerabilities in the Homeland. The course will also prepare students to write intelligence briefs.

Prerequisite: HSS 330C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Homeland Security.

HSS 350 -  Securing Virtual Infrastructure  

This course will examine the implications of the growing cybersecurity environment. The course will discuss targeted systems, threat adversaries, attack methods, and recovery and mitigation processes.

Prerequisite: HSS 230C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Homeland Security.

HSS 360 -  Social Dimensions of Disaster  

This class will analyze how individuals, groups, families, organizations, communities and countries, handle disasters before, during, and after they occur. The vulnerability of various social groups will be explored as well as reactions to disasters the stressors associated with disasters. Methods to reduce vulnerabilities and build local capacity will be covered.

Prerequisites: HSS 250C or HSS 260C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in CERT - Emergency Management, Emergency Management, Corporate Security, Homeland Security, Fraud or Organizational Security.

HSS 370 -  Research in Disasters and Emergency Management  

This course will describe in detail how research is conducted in disasters and emergency management how to read and understand scholarly work; and apply related studies from the field of disaster research. Students will be taught how to evaluate open-source data for construction of research projects. The basic foundations of how to conduct qualitative research studies geared towards disaster research will be provided.

Prerequisite: HSS 250C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in CERT - Emergency Management, Emergency Management, Corporate Security, Homeland Security, Fraud or Organizational Security.

HSS 380 -  Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication  

Disasters mandate effective communication. This course will analyze communication theory to examine common challenges and best practices encountered in emergency, crisis and risk communication situations by public information officers, public authorities, first responders, and health professionals. It will explore the opportunity to develop strategies and communication solutions in interpersonal, mediated, social media, and public contexts.

Prerequisite: HSS 250C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in CERT - Emergency Management, Emergency Management, Corporate Security, Homeland Security, Fraud or Organizational Security.

HSS 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

HSS 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic. The course outline will be determined by the instructor based on key developments, trends or specialized content within homeland security. Permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

HSS 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

HSS 441 -  Terrorism, Law and National Security  

This course will discuss terrorism-its structure, causes, and illegal financing and the evolution of domestic and international laws evolving to deal with terrorism and national security.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

HSS 450 -  Internship HS  

Supervised placement and research in selected public and private agencies. Permission of instructor.

Credits: 3-9

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

HSS 460 -  Capstone in Homeland Security  

The Capstone class applies student professional proficiency, communication skills, ethical understanding, cultural awareness and critical thinking towards the completion of a capstone project that demonstrates competency in multiple aspects of homeland security and defense.

Prerequisite: HSS 340C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Senior 1 or Senior 2.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Homeland Security.

HSS 490 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. students work on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

HSS 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic. The course outline will be determined by the instructor based on key developments, trends or specialized content within homeland security. Permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

HSS 498 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD Courses

LEAD 139 -  Foundations of Academic Discovery  

Foundations of Academic Discovery serves as the entry point to the Rock Integrated Studies Program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2 may not enroll.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES 2 STUDENT or ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attributes.

LEAD 144 -  Introduction to Cognitive Studies  

The goal of Cognitive Studies is to understand the mind using insights from a variety of fields including Psychology, Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, and Neuroscience. Cognitive Science is by definition an interdisciplinary field. The class will cover mental processes such as perception, reasoning, memory, attention, imagery, language, intelligence, thinking, decision-making, and consciousness using an interdisciplinary approach that fits within a liberal arts perspective.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer & Winter Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Transfer Thread Completion Course

LEAD 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

LEAD 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

LEAD 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

LEAD 215 -  Introduction to Consciousness  

This class will survey theories of consciousness and self through the scope of a broad range of fields: Neurophysiology, Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, Evolutionary Psychology and Physics. Consciousness and the sense of self will he explored and viewed from a number of different disciplines using an interdisciplinary approach.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Conservation, Technology & Imagination, Human Diversity & Well-Being, Transfer Thread Completion Course

LEAD 244 -  Artificial Intelligence in Cognitive Studies and Film  

Artificial intelligence (Al) is the study of how to realize human intelligence on a computer. Philosophically, it is concerned with replicating consciousness and self-recognition in machines. The goal of Al is to make a computer that can learn, plan, and solve problems. This course will cover fundamental knowledge for understanding Al. We will introduce the history of Al in Cognitive Science and how it has been explored in various popular films.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Cultural Literacy & Community Building, Conservation, Technology & Imagination, Transfer Thread Completion Course

LEAD 251 -  Leadership Theory  

A survey of the nature, purpose and leadership of human institutions: why and how people organize; organizational environments, forms, structures, processes, leadership, communication, ethical, and societal impacts.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

Thematic Thread(s): Citizenship & Social Problems, Cultural Literacy & Community Building, Transfer Thread Completion Course

LEAD 253 -  Online Practical Research  

Students will participate in a leadership workshop online where they will examine 10 leaders via case studies and keep a portfolio with a summation of their findings regarding the various leaders and their actions with respect to the organizational development theory studies in the Introduction to Leadership Course. The course instructor will supervise the students and certify that they met the requirements in the following areas: leadership development, group service, and field-work experience.

Prerequisites: INDP 251C or CSLD 251C or LEAD 251C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2, Sophomore 1 or Sophomore 2.

LEAD 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

LEAD 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

LEAD 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

LEAD 315 -  Mindfulness and Brain  

Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind, perception, and sense of self. Many practices in Mindfulness can impact both the mind and body. The several books and research projects on the topic reflect this connection. This class will explore how meditation, mindfulness, Tai Chi and Yoga can affect the brain using an interdisciplinary approach within a liberal arts perspective.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Citizenship & Social Problems, Conservation, Technology & Imagination, Institutions & Human Innovations, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 344 -  Left and Right Brain: From Neuron to Culture  

This class will explore the differences between the left and right sides of the brain. The class begins with differences in anatomy and physiology and will conclude with how these differences affect personality, culture, art, music, science, and politics. The emphasis will be an interdisciplinary approach within a Liberal Arts framework.

Credits: 3

Thematic Thread(s): Conservation, Technology & Imagination, Human Diversity & Well-Being, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 350 -  Multicultural Leadership  

Multicultural Leadership compares leadership across cultures and countries, explores the relationship between culture and leadership styles, ideas of cultural diversity and globalization, and a variety of considerations with implications for leading within and across national borders and global regions. This course also explores the challenging but increasingly important task of working across cultures in teams composed of persons from different cultures, ethnicities, racial identifications, and religious and social backgrounds.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

Thematic Thread(s): Citizenship & Social Problems, Cultural Literacy & Community Building, Human Diversity & Well-Being, Transfer Thread Completion Course, United Stated in Global Context

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 351 -  Leadership Practicum  

Students will participate in leadership and campus student organization and/or sanctioned activities and will keep a journal relating their activities to leadership and organizational development theory studied in the Introduction to Leadership course. The course instructor will supervise the students and certify that they met the requirements in the following areas: leadership development, group service and field-work experience.

Prerequisites: INDP 251D or PROF 250D or CSLD 251D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 352 -  Self Leadership  

Before an individual can lead other people or organizations, they must first be able to lead themselves effectively. Self Leadership is a course designed to introduce students to processes, tools and strategies to overcome obstacles and to achieve goals.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Citizenship & Social Problems, Human Diversity & Well-Being, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 353 -  Teambuilding for Leaders  

Teambuilding for Leaders exposes students to the techniques, processes and tools to effectively build, lead and motivate multifaceted group of individuals and galvanize them into a functional and effective team oriented on achieving mutually supporting goals.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

LEAD 354 -  Strategic Planning and Decision Making for Leaders  

Strategic Planning and Decision Making for Leaders introduces students to a process of planning that helps leaders apply thoroughness, clarity, sound judgment, logic, and professional knowledge to understand situations, develop options to solve problems, and reach decisions. This process helps leaders, their staffs, and others think critically and creatively while planning.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 355 -  Leadership Development Course  

Strategic Planning and Decision Making for Leaders introduces students to a process of planning that helps leaders apply thoroughness, clarity, sound judgment, logic, and professional knowledge to understand situations, develop options to solve problems, and reach decisions. This process helps leaders, their staffs, and others think critically and creatively while planning.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 450 -  Internship  

Supervised placement in selected professional agencies.

Credits: 1-12

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 456 -  Research in Cognitive Science  

The goal of Cognitive Science is to understand the mind using insights from a variety of fields including Psychology, Computer Science. Linguistics, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, and Neuroscience. Cognitive Studies is by definition an interdisciplinary field. Interdisciplinary research comprises a major component to the field. In this course, students will gain experience by conducting a research project.

Prerequisites: (INDP 144C or CSLD 144C or LEAD 144C) and INDP 318C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 490 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LEAD 498 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.