Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security – Homeland Security
bachelor of science in information systems security – homeland security
Description

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security degree program is designed for individuals to gain experience in systems analysis, programming, web development, networking, databases, and IT infrastructures. This online degree plan prepares individuals to develop applications, implement databases, maintain networks, and create websites with security as the focal point.

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY’s online B.S. in information systems security with a concentration in homeland security focuses on the application of technical competencies associated with the homeland security role within the information systems security field. This degree program covers a variety of topics related to terrorism, tactical response operations, weapons of mass destruction and American homeland security. Students who earn this degree may be interested to pursue careers as database administrators, computer network architects, information security analysts and more.

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Upon completion of the program, students should be able to do the following:

  • Recognize the application of security practices.
  • Classify potential threats, risks, and weaknesses in the Information Technology infrastructure.
  • Interpret business and management theory and practices that help mitigate information systems security problems.
  • Analyze current legal requirements for information systems security.
 

 

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Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security degree program is designed for individuals to gain experience in systems analysis, programming, web development, networking, databases, and IT infrastructures. This online degree plan prepares individuals to develop applications, implement databases, maintain networks, and create websites with security as the focal point. The security core focuses on application security, intrusion detection, systems, IS auditing, and IS disaster recovery.

Focuses on the application of technical competencies associated with the homeland security role within the information systems security field. Students acquire knowledge and experience from expert field practitioners by focusing on topics related to terrorism, tactical response operations, weapons of mass destruction, and American homeland security.

Major Requirements | Total Required Semester Hours: 36

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GENERAL EDUCATION | Total Required Semester Hours: 36

History
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GENERAL EDUCATION | Total Required Semester Hours: 36
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Explores the social, political, and economic history of the United States from the advent of the Gilded Age to the early 21st century.

Outcomes

  1. Describe the impact of industrial expansion on the evolution of big business in the United States.

  2. Identify influences toward urban blight in 19th-century America.

  3. Compare and contrast the turn-of-the-century values of Twain’s Gilded Age and the Progressive Era.

  4. Summarize the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on America’s societal infrastructure.

  5. Contrast varied perspectives concerning America’s presence in the world.

  6. Explain the United States’ role as a superpower during and after the world wars.

  7. Describe the modern challenges and opportunities concerning the United States around the globe.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

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Humanities and Fine Arts
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Description

Explores the social, political, and economic history of the United States from the advent of the Gilded Age to the early 21st century.

Outcomes

  1. Describe the impact of industrial expansion on the evolution of big business in the United States.

  2. Identify influences toward urban blight in 19th-century America.

  3. Compare and contrast the turn-of-the-century values of Twain’s Gilded Age and the Progressive Era.

  4. Summarize the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on America’s societal infrastructure.

  5. Contrast varied perspectives concerning America’s presence in the world.

  6. Explain the United States’ role as a superpower during and after the world wars.

  7. Describe the modern challenges and opportunities concerning the United States around the globe.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Integrated Learning Resource

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Traces the history of Western civilization, examining developments in Western thought and culture from the 18th century through the 21st century.

Outcomes

  1. Describe the evolution of philosophy in the modern West.

  2. Discuss the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

  3. Describe the migration of peoples across the Atlantic Ocean.

  4. Contrast political systems in the Western world.

  5. Explain the changing scope of Western civil roles.

  6. Analyze worldwide political conflict in the 19th and 20th centuries.

  7. Discuss the role of a nation as a world superpower.

  8. Utilize academic resources within the field of history to develop creative and well-reasoned arguments.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

A history of Western society: Vol. 2. From the age of exploration to the present (Rev: 12th ed., concise ed.)

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin’s (2017)
Author: McKay, J. P., Crowston, C. H., Wiesner-Hanks, M. E., & Perry, J.
ISBN: 9781319073893
Price: $70.20

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English Composition
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Description

Introduces the basic concepts and requirements of college-level writing. This course provides students with the opportunity to implement effective communication skills via the written word.

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proper use of Standard Written English and the conventions of APA documentation style.
  2. Employ the concepts of audience and perspective when approaching others in the writing situation.
  3. Construct different genres of writing.
  4. Effectively incorporate relevant academic sources containing both qualitative and quantitative data.
  5. Demonstrate critical reading skills that translate to improvement in writing practices, such as the crafting of effective sentences and paragraphs.
  6. Utilize pre-writing and planning strategies for the writing process.
  7. Assert argumentative thesis statements that are supported by structured essays that have an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

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Description

Traces the history of Western civilization, examining developments in Western thought and culture from the 18th century through the 21st century.

Outcomes

  1. Describe the evolution of philosophy in the modern West.

  2. Discuss the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

  3. Describe the migration of peoples across the Atlantic Ocean.

  4. Contrast political systems in the Western world.

  5. Explain the changing scope of Western civil roles.

  6. Analyze worldwide political conflict in the 19th and 20th centuries.

  7. Discuss the role of a nation as a world superpower.

  8. Utilize academic resources within the field of history to develop creative and well-reasoned arguments.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

A history of Western society: Vol. 2. From the age of exploration to the present (Rev: 12th ed., concise ed.)

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin’s (2017)
Author: McKay, J. P., Crowston, C. H., Wiesner-Hanks, M. E., & Perry, J.
ISBN: 9781319073893
Price: $70.20

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

 

 

Mathematics
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Description

Presents a variety of fundamental algebraic topics including, linear and quadratic equations, equations of lines, polynomials, rational expressions, systems of equations, and radical expressions. Students entering this course should be proficient in pre-algebra concepts.

Outcomes

  1. Solve algebraic functions.

  2. Apply algebraic principles to solve inequalities.

  3. Utilize algebraic principles to graph systems to include inequalities.

  4. Graph unique functions.

  5. Perform mathematical computation on complex numbers.

  6. Solve linear systems with two variables to include inequalities.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

College algebra essentials (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2018)
Author: Blitzer, R. F.
ISBN: 9780134469294
Price: $177.06

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

 

 

Natural Science
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Description

Introduces basic ecological concepts and their relevance to human impacts on natural systems. Students explore ecosystem structure and function, population ecology, and current environmental issues related to sustainability and the use of natural resources.

Outcomes

  1. Explain the importance of ecological concepts in everyday life.

  2. Describe the various factors that affect population growth regulation.

  3. Identify the various ways in which organisms interact with their environment.

  4. Summarize the importance of biodiversity within the environment.

  5. Detail the global exchange of nutrients through biogeochemical cycles.

  6. Describe the various factors that affect the evolution of ecological systems.

  7. Identify ways in which ecology can be used to solve environmental issues.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

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BIO 1100 – Non-Majors Biology

Description

Explores the principles of biology, including the scientific method, cell theory, cellular process, theories of heredity, evolutionary theory, ecology, human physiology, and a survey of the diversity of organisms.

Outcomes

 

  1. Define the basic concepts of biological sciences.

  2. Apply the scientific method.

  3. Explain nutrition in terms of micronutrients and macronutrients.

  4. Explain Mendel’s approach to studying genetics.

  5. Interpret Darwin’s theory of evolution to include natural selection and common descent.

  6. Describe human anatomical systems to include their disease states.

  7. Discuss relationships between living organisms and nonliving factors in ecosystems.

  8. Interpret biological data.

 

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Biology: Science for life with physiology (Rev: 6th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2019)

Author: Belk, C., & Maier, V. B.

ISBN: 9780134555430

Price: $126.16


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Social and Behavioral Science
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Description

Examines government and politics in America by focusing on the origins, entities, processes, and functions of our political system and the influential role of interest groups and the media.

Outcomes

  1. Summarize the origins of American political thought.

  2. Identify the distinctive attributes of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  3. Describe the three branches of government.

  4. Explain how the U.S. government functions at the federal, state, and local levels.

  5. Identify the role of political parties in the United States political system.

  6. Discuss how policies affect change.

  7. Identify the impact of media on public opinion and politics.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

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Description

Examines government and politics in America by focusing on the origins, entities, processes, and functions of our political system and the influential role of interest groups and the media.

Outcomes

  1. Summarize the origins of American political thought.

  2. Identify the distinctive attributes of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  3. Describe the three branches of government.

  4. Explain how the U.S. government functions at the federal, state, and local levels.

  5. Identify the role of political parties in the United States political system.

  6. Discuss how policies affect change.

  7. Identify the impact of media on public opinion and politics.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

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Introduces components and processes inherent to state and local government in the United States. Acquaints students with the structures and functions of state and local governments as well as the methods and motivations behind political decisions.

Outcomes

  1. Explain the nature of politics.

  2. Analyze the political processes in local government.

  3. Differentiate between powers allocated to the federal government and those allocated to the states.

  4. Distinguish between liberal and conservative ideology in state and local politics.

  5. Explain how policy responsibilities vary among state and local governments.

  6. Summarize the processes of changing state laws or state constitutions.

  7. Explain how citizen attitudes influence policies adopted by governments.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Politics in states and communities (Rev: 15th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2015)
Author: Dye, T. R., & MacManus, S. A.
ISBN: 978-0-205-99472-4
Price: $104.65

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Electives | Total Required Semester Hours: 36

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Provides fundamental concepts of classical physics with minimized computation in a conceptual and practical manner intended for non-science major students. Main topics covered are Newtonian mechanics, properties of matter and energy, and basic ideas of thermodynamics.

Outcomes

  1. Describe standard units of measurement to include components of a valid measurement.

  2. Illustrate the scientific method within everyday situations.

  3. Explain Newton’s laws of motion at work in common phenomena.

  4. Explain the concepts and applications of momentum, work, mechanical energy, and general relativity.

  5. Identify the building blocks of matter to include their influence on physical properties.

  6. Describe thermodynamic concepts and their applications.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Conceptual physics (Rev: 12th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2015)
Author: Hewitt, P. G.
ISBN: 978-0-321-90910-7
Price: $90.71

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Fundamentals of personal computers are examined with an emphasis on current application software. Provides an overview of personal computers, operating systems, and Internet technologies. Includes extensive and valuable hands-on experience using several applications in the Microsoft Office Suite.

Objectives

  1. Explain the fundamentals of computer hardware and computer software.
  2. Demonstrate fundamental techniques within a word-processing application.
  3. Demonstrate fundamental desktop-publishing techniques by designing the layout for a professional file.
  4. Perform fundamental data-manipulation techniques.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Microsoft official academic course: Microsoft Office: 2013 edition

Publisher: Wiley (2015)
Author: Gambrel, B. (Ed.)
ISBN: 978-0-470-13306-4
Price: $114.40

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An examination of data communications fundamentals, including the transmission and reception of data signals, networking and network architecture, and communications protocols. Provides a baseline level of knowledge for success in industry and preparation for networking certifications, including the Network , Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Certified Novell Administrator (CNA), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designations.

Objectives

  1. Differentiate between several data networking standards, including the seven layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model and the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) stack.
  2. Classify common network hardware and utilities used for troubleshooting.
  3. Examine the concepts of switching and routing, regarding local area network servers (LANs) and wide area network solutions (WANs).
  4. Explain how Microsoft Windows network communication protocols are implemented in a TCP/IP network.
  5. Illustrate network diagrams for network topologies.

PreRequisites

  1. ITC 3001

Textbook(s)

Data communications & computer networks: A business user’s approach (Rev: 8th ed.)

Publisher: Cengage Learning (2016)
Author: White, C. M.
ISBN: 978-1-305-11663-4
Price: $204.71

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Exploration of structured systems analysis and design terminology and techniques. Presents a foundation in systems design and documentation necessary for effective communication and career advancement for all technology professionals.

Objectives

  1. Identify Information Technology tools and services that satisfy the needs of various organizational structures.
  2. Recognize design methodologies, to include prototyping, development life cycle and structured analysis.
  3. Examine the use of data flow diagrams, data dictionary definitions, and Structured English as used in the Information Technology field.
  4. Apply techniques of system analysis and design to an information systems problem.
  5. Assess the value of information technology when addressing global, national, and local industry needs.

PreRequisites

  1. ITC 3001

Textbook(s)

Systems analysis and design (Rev: 11th ed.)

Publisher: Cengage Learning (2017)
Author: Tilley, S., & Rosenblatt, H.
ISBN: 9781337687157
Price: (No information available)

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