Spring 2017 Courses in Security Studies

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The following is a list of on campus and online courses offered in Spring 2017 that can be used to fulfill degree requirements for the MA or MS in Security Studies. Of course, some electives cannot be used for certain concentrations (like the MS in Cybersecurity concentration which requires a specific set of IT and Computer Science courses). Please refer to your individual program of study, specific to your chosen Concentration within the degree program, for further guidance. Also, where “permission required” is indicated, please contact the instructor and the Security Studies program coordinator to discuss before attempting to enroll.


CRIM.5910 Research Design
Dr. Jason Rydberg
Mondays 5-7:50pm

CRIM.6890 Special Topics:  Seminar in Transnational Crime Networks  (permission required)
Dr. Sheldon Zhang
Mondays 5-7:50pm

CRIM.6900 Advanced Regression Analysis
Dr. Jason Rydberg
Thursdays 5-7:50pm

CRIM.7100 Advanced Research in Terrorism (permission required)
Dr. Arie Perliger
Tuesdays 5-7:50pm

PCST.5080 Theories of Political and Criminal Violence
Dr. Angelica Duran-Martinez
Wednesdays 3:30 to 6:20pm

BIOL.5720 Virology (permission required)
Dr. Michael Graves
Tues/Thurs 9:30-10:45am

ENGY.5070 Reactor Engineering and Safety (permission required)
Dr. Dean Wang
Mon/Wed 2:00-3:15pm

GLST.7012 Conflict, Cooperation, Security and Human Rights
Dr. Jenifer Whitten-Woodring
Wednesdays 3:30 to 6:20pm

GLST.7170 Developing Economies
Dr. John Wooding
Tuesdays 3:30 to 6:20pm

PUBH.5030 Toxicology and Health  (permission required)
Dr. Dhimiter Bello
Mondays 3:30-6:20pm

PUBH.5750 Introduction to Epidemiology  (permission required)
Dr. Natalia Palacios
Wednesdays 3:30-6:20pm

PUBH.6161 Exposure and Risk Assessment  (permission required)
Dr. Margaret Quinn
Wednesdays 3:30-6:20pm

PUBH.6191 Measurement of Chemical Exposure  (permission required)
Dr. Susan Woskie
Tuesdays 3:30-6:20pm


CRIM.5750 Contemporary Security Studies
Dr. Charles Kirchofer

CRIM.5720 Comparative Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Dr. James Forest

CRIM.5780  Intelligence Analysis Policy and Practice
Mr. Chris Hickey

CRIM.5660 Transportation Systems Safety and Security
Mr. Gary Gordon

CRIM.5730 Threat Assessment and Risk Management
Dr. Jarret Brachman

CRIM.5740 Overview of Homeland Security
Dr. Tim Croft

CRIM.5900 Descriptive & Inferential Statistics
Dr. Jason Rydberg

CRIM.5910 Research Design
Dr. Kareem Jordan

CRIM.6500 Violence in America
Dr. Carol Higgins-O’Brien

CRIM.6580 Issues in Computer Crime and Cyber Security
Mr. Scott McGann

CRIM.6680 Scientific & Technological Dimensions of National Security
Dr. David Boyd

CRIM.6660 Terrorism Networks
Dr. Arie Perliger

CRIM.6990 Capstone Research Paper/Project
Dr. James Forest

MSIT.5140 Systems Security and Auditing
Dr. Thomas Cummings

MSIT.5450 Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program
Dr. Lawrence Wilson

MSIT.5620 Computer Network Security
Dr. Jie Want

MSIT.5620 Digital Forensics
Dr. Xinwen Fu