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220px-US_Department_of_Homeland_Security_Seal.svg.png (220×219)Homeland security is an umbrella term for security efforts to protect United States against terrorist activity. Specifically, is a concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the U.S., reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur. [Wikipedia]

A study program for Homeland Security focuses on security policy, planning and operations dedicated to the protection of U.S. territory, assets, infrastructure, institutions and citizens from external threats. Includes instruction in national security policy, government relations, intelligence, law enforcement, security technology, communications and information technology, homeland security planning and operations, disaster planning and applications to specific threat scenarios.

Online resources that provide an overview of the subject. These are especially
helpful for learners who are searching for subjects that suit their needs and
personal interests.

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Overview of Homeland Security Wikipedia

Courses are organized studies that include at least a free online textbook and a study guide. Many include exams, quizzes, instructional videos and other helpful learning resources. They are suitable for both self-learning and formal instruction.

Understanding and Surviving Terrorism. A full course providing insight into dealing with the threat and reality of terrorism and hostage experiences.

The following courses are still under development; however, the reading assignments are ready for you now.

Homeland Security: The Concept, the Organization A short course.

Terrorism in Historical and Social Contexts A short course.

The Problem of Terrorism A short course.

The Changing Nature of National Security A short course.

The Historical Context of Emergency Management A short course.

Homeland Security: The American Tradition A short course.

These are contemporary textbooks that appear online, free of charge but with an undetermined number of pages missing. They are selected for their relevance and quality.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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