Global Security and Terrorism Studies
Spring 2005 Online Courses:
All courses run 10 weeks/ Jan.24 – Mar. 31
The courses in Global Security and Terrorism Studies Certificate were developed by Fairleigh Dickinson University in collaboration with the National Guard Bureau. They provide state-of-the-art theory and training for Guard personnel and first responders, such as police, firefighters and emergency management personnel.
Offered through Fairleigh Dickinson's New College of General and Continuing Studies, this certificate features the following four 3-credit courses. The 12 credits earned can be applied to FDU's 30-credit Master of Administrative Science (MAS) program.
NOTE: This certificate can be taken on a matriculating or non-matriculating basis; it also can be taken as a post-graduate certificate for students who have earned a graduate degree. A minimum of 10 students is needed for each course; for greatest interaction and dialogue, the maximum number of students per online section is 25.
Global Preparedness for Catastrophic Emergencies
This course examines various catastrophic emergencies and responses to such emergencies. Included are the following areas of concentration: emergency management, hazardous risk analysis, social dimensions of disaster, disaster psychology of terrorism, counter-terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, bio-defense mobilization and cyber security. Instructor:
V. Markowski, Lieutentant (Ret.), Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and Assistant Chief of Police, William Paterson University
Community Threat Assessment and Risk Analysis
An analytic course that is designed for public safety officers, elected officials and business community leaders on developing collaborative approaches to counter-terrorism and other security threats. Topics include vulnerability assessments, hazard mitigation, best practices, emergency planning, physical security surveys, networking of experts and community policing. Students will conduct a vulnerability assessment survey within their organization or community and present a comprehensive response plan.
Instructor: M. Tobia, Inspector, Port Authority Police Department of NY & NJ
Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity
This course examines the differences between accidents and disasters, the 'players' that will become involved in disaster response and recovery, the disaster cycle and how we maintain our operations, whether civilian or military, to ensure organizational continuity. A key element in disaster recovery is the concept of isomorphism, where we have the opportunity for one organization to learn from the experiences of another organization. This course seizes the opportunity to fully capture what has been learned dealing with previous events.
Finally, since disasters cause massive social changes, how we respond and adapt to these crises are milestones of attitudinal change in both our personal and professional lives. Disasters in our society will no doubt occur and this course provides participants the ability to step back, re-assess and review how we as individuals and governmental entities respond, recover and ensure the continuity of our organizations for the future.
Instructor: S. Santiago, New Jersey National Guard
MADS 6611.8F 3 credits
Special Topics: Current Issues on Terrorism and Security
This course provides an in-depth analysis of terrorism, the ideological forces and psychology behind terrorism and its worldwide network. Discussions and class assignments will focus on what government leaders can do to prepare their communities for the effects of a catastrophic event including assessing their security plan, its design and construction, agency policies, procedures, and various types of security staffing.
Instructor: E. Sorchik, State Training Officer (Ret.), NJ Office of Emergency Management; Consultant, Booz | Allen | Hamilton
- For information about the MAS and certificate programs, contact:
- National Guard Program Coordinator
Fairleigh Dickinson University
New College of General and Continuing Studies
School of Administrative Science
1000 River Road, H-DH2-13
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666