HIST 375 History of Executive/Dignitary Protection

This course describes the history of the personal bodyguard; the individual who has provided protective services through recorded history. The course will identify and explain the motivations, methods used, and status of the protectors of antiquity through the early modern era, and compare them with the protective personnel and services available today. Emphasis is on protection in the private sector. Students will learn to compare and contrast the status of the protective services provided to dignitaries in Western countries.

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Research and identify essential qualities the security professional, past and present, must possess to better achieve his mission.

Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the historical and modern day threats security professionals encounter in their line of work.

Evaluate and discuss the synthesis of military and political power that many bodyguards operate within.

Discuss the future of executive/dignitary protection leadership by examining cases that reveal the threat and the relatively inexpensive cost of protection through security contractors.

Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in the verbal and written contexts required of security professionals.

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