Security & Strategic Intelligence (SSI)

SSI 1500 - Foundations of Security and Strategic Intelligence

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction to the program of study, providing the student with a foundation for the study of security and intelligence by identifying security concepts (securing humans, tangible assets, and information), intelligence concepts (the cycle of intelligence: collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, feedback/utilization), and the roles of security and intelligence professionals within corporate and governmental organizational contexts. Prerequisites: None.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 1150 with a grade of C or higher

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 2000 - Threat and Risk Assessment

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An investigation of the tools utilized to identify threats and risks and then effectively assess, mitigate, and manage those risks. The course integrates components of information technology, analytics, and psychology with threat and risk analysis and spans the issues inherent in both corporate and governmental contexts. Prerequisites: SSI 1500, ENGL 1905, PSYK 1010, CMMK 1210, & CIS 2850 .

Prerequisite(s): CIS 2850; CMMK 1210; ENGL 1905; PSYK 1010; SSI 1500

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

SSI 2980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

SSI 3000 - Coordination across Agencies, Organizations, and Departments

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An investigation of the roles of SSI professionals within large organizations, including creation and maintenance of effective relationships across departmental, organizational, and agency lines and exploration of the benefits for the both the SSI professional and his/her organization gained through identifying and creating innovative ways to provide service and added value across these lines. Prerequisites: Grade of 'C' or better in SSI 200.

Prerequisite(s): SSI 3000

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 3010 - Business Continuity and Impact Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces students to the concept of continuity planning by providing an overview and in depth discussion of continuity, including its definition, the legal basis for continuity planning, and the continuity program management cycle. Students review the application of continuity planning to the private sector within organizations across many industries while developing familiarity with the tools associated with effective business continuity planning, such as Business Impact Analysis (BIA). Prerequisites: SSI 1500, ENGL 1905, PSYK 1010, CMMK 1210, & CIS 2850 .

Prerequisite(s): CIS 2850; CMMK 1210; ENGL 1905; PSYK 1010; SSI 1500

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 3020 - Intelligence and its Use in National & Corporate Security

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Extends SSI 1500 by focusing on a deeper exploration of intelligence, the cycle of intelligence and counterintelligence within the greater framework of both national and corporate security. Students will learn how intelligence is used in both governmental and corporate decision making. The complementary roles played by various organizations and governmental agencies of the Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and other organizations are discussed. Prerequisites: SSI 1500, ENGL 1905, PSYK 1010, CMMK 1210, & CIS 2850 .

Prerequisite(s): CIS 2850; CMMK 1210; ENGL 1905; PSYK 1010; SSI 1500

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 3030 - Global Security Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Extends SSI 150 by serving as a continuing investigation of the protection of human and tangible assets and information at a global, strategic level. It discusses the issues involved in dealing with complex policy formation that must be effective and compatible across many cultures and nations. The role of technology and its impact on private sector organizations are addressed, including topics such as social media, intellectual property/piracy, and brand protection. Prerequisites: SSI 1500, ENGL 1905, PSYK 1010, CMMK 1210, & CIS 2850 .

Prerequisite(s): CIS 2850; CMMK 1210; ENGL 1905; PSYK 1010; SSI 1500

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 3040 - Contemporary Perspectives on Policing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course prepares the student to understand contemporary perspectives on policing and incorporate ideas related to customer service, crime prevention, and community policing. The student will review a variety of policy perspectives from across the U.S. as well as have the opportunity to explore benefits and disadvantages of each. The course will culminate with the student developing his/her own in-depth philosophy on law enforcement and policing. Prerequisites: SSI 1500, ENGL 1905, PSYK 1010, CMMK 1210, & CIS 2850 .

Prerequisite(s): CIS 2850; CMMK 1210; ENGL 1905; PSYK 1010; SSI 1500

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 3100 - Analytics in Security and Intelligence

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An investigation of the roles of SSI professionals within large organizations, including creation and maintenance of effective relationships across departmental, organizational, and agency lines and exploration of the benefits for the both the SSI professional and his/her organization gained through identifying and creating innovative ways to provide service and added value across these lines. Prerequisites: Grade of 'C' or better in SSI 200.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 3300; SSI 1500

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 3200 - Terrorism: Causes, Tactics, and Mitigation

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides the student with knowledge regarding the issue of terrorism, including cyber-terrorism. Students will learn to identify terrorism; discuss its history; explain how terror organizations develop; and understand current, emerging and possible future threats and how to effectively mitigate those threats. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in SSI 3020.

Prerequisite(s): SSI 3020

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 3300 - Integrated Risk Planning, Strategy and Compliance

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course focuses on analyzing and evaluating the balance of value and risk as a component in the strategic development of risk management strategies. Topics include identifying, evaluating, managing, and mitigating unacceptable risks and evaluating risk tolerance positions. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in SSI 3010.

Prerequisite(s): SSI 3010

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 3600 - Tangible Asset Security

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course focuses specifically on the security of people (e.g., employees, visitors, contractors, vendors, customers) and physical assets (e.g., real estate, structures, vehicles, equipment, merchandise). Risks to the security of people and assets are discussed in detail as are ways of mitigating these risks. Legal, cultural, policy-related, and other issues faced by global private sector organizations are discussed. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in SSI 3030.

Prerequisite(s): SSI 3030

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 3800 - Trends in Strategic Security and Intelligence

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course utilizes modern, sometimes evolving, case studies through which the student develops key competencies through practical application. Whether concerning legal and regulatory issues, advances in security and intelligence technology, or scenario planning based on recent events, the course provides students with cutting-edge tools and techniques for responding to current and future security and intelligence demands. Prerequisites: Grade of 'C' or better in SSI 200.

Prerequisite(s): SSI 2000 with a grade of C or higher

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

SSI 3980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

SSI 4010 - Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course examines topics specific to the use of diplomacy and intelligence in foreign policy. Students will learn how diplomacy and intelligence impact foreign policy, how intelligence and foreign policy can impact the business conducted internationally between governments and corporate entities, and how to plan effectively for changes that occur in foreign policy. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in SSI 3020.

Prerequisite(s): SSI 3020

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 4090 - Resilience, Recovery and Contingency

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course focuses on the key elements that an organization needs to plan effective strategies for operating under adverse conditions. All aspects of the emergency management and business continuity cycle will be studied including preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation. In addition, the course will discuss resilience, recovery, and contingency through the lenses of facilities, people, and information. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in SSI 3010.

Prerequisite(s): SSI 3010

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 4100 - Law Enforcement, Investigation and Prosecution

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course investigates and requires application of the principles of criminal investigation learned within a police academy, including crime scene search and recording, collection and preservation of evidence, sources of information, interviews and interrogation, case preparation and management, and testifying effectively within a courtroom. The course sharpens the student’s understanding of the investigative process with an eye on improving the comprehensive skills necessary to plan and oversee an investigation from start to finish. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in SSI 3040.

Prerequisite(s): SSI 3040

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 4200 - Collection Assets and Capabilities

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course investigates the use of human intelligence and various types of signal/cyber/electronic intelligence and how both can be collected and analyzed from open source information or by covert means. In addition, the course covers how various types of collection assets and an assessment of their capabilities can be used to influence government and corporate decisions. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in SSI 3020.

Prerequisite(s): SSI 4200

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 4500 - Financial & Regulatory Considerations in Risk Planning

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course focuses on in-depth discussion of the financial issues that must be addressed in departments that oversee security in contemporary organizations. Whether single- or multi-site, domestic or global, all security operations must consider the important financial implications of their field. With issues ranging from budgeting to finance to legal and regulatory requirements, this course provides students with an in-depth discussion of important elements regarding financial operations in private-sector security. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in SSI 3010.

Prerequisite(s): SSI 4500

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 4650 - Law Enforcement Administration

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course provides an in-depth investigation of the nature, structure, and administrative processes of law enforcement organizations, from local to state to federal agencies. Students develop the introductory skills required to effectively administer a law enforcement department and apply the knowledge and skills they learned across the curriculum to develop the competencies required to analyze personnel roles and functions and plan departmental initiatives. Prerequisites: Grade of 'C' or better in SSI 304.

Prerequisite(s): SSI 3040

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 4900 - Security and Strategic Intelligence Capstone

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

The program capstone provides students with a service-learning/internship opportunity in which they work with an organization of their choice to identify and define a problem that is of importance to the organization and design and implement a solution that is deemed satisfactory by the organization, within the various constraints associated with the implementation. The capstone serves to integrate the students’ program of study of security and intelligence and provides oversight into the concepts and information learned and insight into practical application over the course of a career. Final Term or Permission from Chair.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Senior.

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

SSI 4910 - SSI internship

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 4930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

SSI 4960 - Security and Strategic Intelligence Capstone

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The program capstone provides students with a service-learning/internship opportunity in which they work with an organization of their choice to identify and define a problem that is of importance to the organization and design and implement a solution that is deemed satisfactory by the organization, within the various constraints associated with the implementation. The capstone serves to integrate the students’ program of study of security and intelligence and provides oversight into the concepts and information learned and insight into practical application over the course of a career. Prerequisites: Senior Status, completion of all other SSI Program Requirements.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

SSI 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)