SCMT370 - Principles and Theory of Security Issues
Course Code: SCMT370 Course ID: 2560 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course is an overview of the principles and issues in business and organizational security management. It reviews the classical management functions including the role of the Chief Security Officer and the principles of organizing the security function. It assesses the traditional management theories and concepts of planning, staffing, span of control as they are applied to the organization. Students examine the challenges embodied in various aspects of physical, personnel, and information security. Principles of loss prevention and the protection of assets are also considered. The history, legal foundations, functions, operations, processes, and tools of security management are explored to ensure the student has a broad understanding of security management and its current role in government and business operations.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/26/19 - 01/31/20||02/03/20 - 03/29/20||Winter 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/30/19 - 02/28/20||03/02/20 - 04/26/20||Winter 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|10/28/19 - 04/03/20||04/06/20 - 05/31/20||Spring 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|11/25/19 - 05/01/20||05/04/20 - 06/28/20||Spring 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/30/19 - 05/29/20||06/01/20 - 07/26/20||Spring 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
After completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1: Examine the historical development of security and its ongoing development as a professional security industry.
CO-2: Interpret the basic principles in the application of law and relationship between private security and law enforcement.
CO-3: Analyze the roles and responsibilities of security practitioners as part of the homeland security enterprise.
CO-4: Evaluate interior and exterior security concerns and associated actions in addressing them.
CO-5: Describe the future of security and related challenges and opportunities.
Forum Discussions – 20 percent
Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET (Sunday at 11:55 pm ET for week 1 only) and respond to two (2) or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Midterm assignment - 25 percent
This assignment is an essay that is to be a minimum of five (5) pages in length, requiring the use of a minimum of five (5) academically acceptable sources obtained from assigned readings and outside research.
Progress assignment - 30 percent
Student will produce a PowerPoint presentation that is to contain a prescribed number of slides, text, and utilize appropriate number of academically acceptable sources obtained from assigned readings and outside research as noted in instructions.
Final assignment – 25 percent
This assignment is an essay of six (6) pages in length. The use of a minimum of six (6) academically acceptable sources is required, comprised of assigned readings and material obtained from outside research.
|Discussion Forums||20.00 %|
|Week 1 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 2 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 3 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 4 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 5 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 6 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 7 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 8 Forum||2.50 %|
|Midterm Assignment||25.00 %|
|Progress Assignment||30.00 %|
|Final Assignment||25.00 %|
The required readings are located under the Lessons tab of the classroom.
|Book Title:||Introduction to Security, 9th ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.