Monday, July 11, 2011

Self-study Courses in Homeland Security

The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security offers non-credit, self-study courses online. These courses are developed by the NPS CHDS teaching faculty and are derived from course content (lecture material and course readings) from the Center's homeland security master's degree curriculum.

Who is eligible to access these courses? Only government officials, members of the military, homeland security educators, students in homeland security programs, and other specially qualified individuals. However, anyone may access the lectures on research methods on the CHDS's Educational Resources page.

Six self-study courses are now available:
  1. Terrorist Financing and State Response
  2. Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational and Policy
  3. Homeland Security in Israel
  4. The Global Jihadi Threat
  5. Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
  6. Technology for Homeland Security: Inspection and Detection Technologies
The "Terrorist Financing and State Response" course is the newest, examining "exactly how far we have come in understanding how terrorists raise, store and transfer funds. It also evaluates and challenges the U.S. government and international community in responding to this problem."

See the Center for Homeland Defense and Security site for more information about the courses and to request access.

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