Post Graduate Certificate in Global Security and Intelligence (GSI)
Northwestern State University’s Post Graduate Certificate in Global Security and Intelligence (GSI) is a comprehensive program designed to enhance the education obtained at the Graduate level. The Certification program is designed to build on the background achieved at the graduate level and capitalize on the work experience of the student.
All classes involve the mandated development and mastering of analytical thinking, problem-solving, questions of rationality, and a broad understanding of challenging, fundamental and advanced, homeland security and program issues, ultimately applied to real world scenarios.
GSI 6000 Terrorism in the 21st Century. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the problems created by modern terrorists and political violence. It will define terrorism as seen by stakeholders, and will look at security issues from local, state, national, and international security groups in response to various acts of terrorism.
GSI 6010 Organizational Leadership. This course presents a comprehensive and integrative approach to leadership and management. It is based upon a framework that analyzes leadership and management at three different levels; tactical, operational, and strategic leadership at the organizational level.
GSI 6020 Philosophy of Ethics. This course begins with classic readings and is supplemented with contemporary readings in socio-technical systems from the global perspectives including Eastern, Western, and indigenous approaches to appropriate technology. Students will identify moral dilemmas and choices in organizational life and professional careers. The course also examines how one can build, or contribute to, the development of the common good in organizational structures.
GSI 6030 Research Methods and Methodology. This course discusses and contrasts qualitative and quantitative research. It addresses intervention research using a socioeconomic approach to management. Quantitative research is number driven while qualitative research uses socioeconomic status, surveys, and case studies to understand and plan a response to a problem.
GSI 6040 Industrial – Organizational Psychology. This course identifies methods in which psychological theory and research have been applied to understand and enhance the effectiveness of leaders in an organizational environment. Students will study organizational effectiveness and psychological principals in organizational and interpersonal dynamics.
GSI 6050 Policy and Governance in Multi-Agency Collaboration. This course identifies the formation and creation of policies used in multi-agency organizations. The course uses an intentional interdisciplinary focus (e.g. psychology, sociology, economics, and political science) to understand the complex nature of a developed and a developing society.
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