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Courses numbered 1000-1999 are open to freshmen; 2000-2999 to sophomores; 3000-3999 to juniors; 4000-4999 to seniors. It is recommended that students elect courses in the years for which they are listed. Freshmen will be admitted to courses above the 2000 level only with the consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Juniors and seniors taking freshman courses may be expected to do additional work. Any course above 4999 is a graduate course.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

HSAI 1010
Introduction to Intelligence [Course] (3)

This course will introduce the students to the Intelligence Process as it relates to Law Enforcement and Crime Analysis. By examining material based on theory, history, and practical experience, the student will gain an understanding on how critical thinking, along with skills related to data mining, examination and dissemination, act as a critical component in the process of criminal investigations, and intelligence and crime analysis.

HSAI 2000
Introduction to Information/Intelligence Mining [Course] (3)

This course explores information mining concepts and with an emphasis on Intelligence Gathering techniques as a tool in intelligence production and predictive analysis, both in the private sector and in law enforcement. It includes coverage of some of the principal methods used for information mining. This course will involve the students developing both a theoretical understanding of the discipline and hands-on experience with information mining software to implement steps involved in the information and intelligence gathering process. Prerequisites: HSI 101, CSC 101, CSC103, CSC104

HSAI 3000
ST:Terrorism [Course] (3)

In this seminar course students consider and explore in depth current issues, problems, research, and trends. Topics vary from year to year allowing students to take the course twice. Among the content options are terrorism, community policing, domestic violence, penal and judicial reform, drug enforcement and policy, and restorative justice. (Offered on demand)

HSAI 3010
Intelligence Policy & Law [Course] (3)

This course analyses the major areas of law relating to terrorism and the United States’ efforts to combat terrorism through law enforcement, intelligence gathering and military action. The course will approach the subject of terrorism from various legal perspectives: including constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, national security law, international law and the law of war. A constant theme explored throughout the course will be how the United States can effectively combat and neutralize domestic and international terrorism while, at the same time, remaining true to its democratic and constitutional principles. The course will rely on a basic text relating to the law of terrorism, as supplemented by media articles relating to current terrorism related issues.

HSAI 3500
Internship Preparation [Course] (1)

This course helps to prepare the student for the internship with an emphasis on resume writing, interviewing, and networking. Prerequisite: senior standing, formal admission to the major.

HSAI 4030
Geographical Information Systems Mapping [Course] (3)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles & techniques of GIS while covering the basic tasks of crime mapping and crime analysis. The lab material will emphasize GIS data collection, entry, storage, analysis, and output using ArcGIS Pro. The reading materials will provide an introduction of crime analysis with a focus on crime mapping. Course fee applicable.

HSAI 4100
Seminar: Diversity [Course] (2)

This course is designed for the upper level student. This course will be issue oriented and will challenge traditional notions and perceptions concerning diversity, biases, and in-justice in the overall Criminal Justice System . A significant portion of the class will be dedicated to the challenges, and various perceptions, associated with the application of criminal justice in a pluralistic society. The course design focuses on the narratives of the criminal justcice system , ethnic, racial, and culturally diverse local communities. Through class discussions, assignments, and real-world simulations, the student will be challenged to explore inherent biases that influence objectivity and shape or analyses of current controversial events relating to the interface between communities and the criminal justice system.

HSAI 4500
Internship Experience [Practicum] (1 - 4)

The internship involves an 8-16 hour per week placement under close professional supervision in a criminal justice or private sector agency designed to further the student's integration orientations with practice. Students, agency supervisors, and the College develop an individual learning contract. Prerequisite: HSAI 3500 or permission from instructor.

HSAI 4950
Independent Study [Independent Study] (1 - 3)

Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the School Dean, and the Registrar.

HSAI 4980
Undergraduate Research [Course] (1 - 3)

Students have the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member. A written report is required. Prerequisites: 1. Sophomore standing 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the Dean, and the Registrar. This course may be repeated.