Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Jason Woodward
Student Assistance Program
Instructor, Homeland Security Program
Community Emergency Response Team
Queen Anne's County High School, CTE Department
This course will introduce students to Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness guidelines, concepts, and action plans. Emphasis will be placed on unique aspects of public safety and public health. The course will explore the various methodologies for intelligence gathering and dissemination and will introduce students to various local, state, and federal assets. Students will prepare an action plan that includes initial notification, emergency response (on and off scene), and recovery. Current events will be part of regular class activities.
The Homeland Security Sciences course serves as a broad, current, and multidisciplinary approach to the contemporary challenges homeland security officials face in in their attempt securing America. This course builds upon the knowledge gained in the Foundation of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness course. The most critical threats confronting Homeland Security will be examined.
The course develops the topic of research in homeland security and emergency preparedness. The course presents the concept of the sociology of disaster as the primary focus of the research agenda for the discipline. The course examines the principles of scientific research; provides opportunities to evaluate existing research; and apply the methods and developed research resources of scientific study to homeland security and emergency management. Students will develop a case study in the sociology of disaster, and complete a research proposal that will demonstrate their ability to analyze and synthesize existing research in homeland security and emergency management.