This summative assignment represents the Capstone Project of the entire Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree program. For this assignment, conduct research on a Homeland Security and Emergency Management topic utilizing the steps of the scientific method. This assignment will have incremental assignments to submit during Week 1 and Week 2 of this course in order to ensure that you are progressing in proper research methodology and scope. The research question and hypothesis approval is due in Week 1 and a literature review will be due in Week 2. These assignments support the project, but they are graded separately and retain their own values separate from the Capstone Research Project.
Conduct an original research project in one of the following topic areas. For reference purposes and review, these key homeland security areas and sub-disciplines can be reviewed at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.