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INTL508 - Intelligence Analysis

 

This course focuses on intelligence analysis including the analysis of international threats to security. The course will provide students with a foundation of human cognition in an effort to help understand why we think the way we do, how we come to formulate biases, and the many analytical, perceptional, and cognitive errors we frequently make in conducting analyses. Students will be provided with a foundation from which to understand and conduct critical analysis. This course affords an opportunity to look at a variety of case studies related to both US and foreign threat analysis and action, including the evolution of responses to threats, perspectives on threat action, principles of threat analysis and response, and assessments of successes and failures of such actions. Students will develop a comprehensive knowledge of intelligence analysis, how intelligence agencies assess and counter international threats in order to guard global security interests, and how various threats affect national security policy and decision-making. Prerequisite: SSGS500

 

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
05/28/18 - 11/02/18 11/05/18 - 12/30/18 Fall 2018 Session I - 8 Week session
06/25/18 - 11/30/18 12/03/18 - 01/27/19 Fall 2018 Session D - 8 Week session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security
ISBN: 9780804775946
Publication Info: Stanford University Press
Author: Thomas Fingar
Unit Cost: $23.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Blindside: How to Anticipate Forcing Events and Wild Cards in Global Politics-ebook available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN: 9780815729914
Publication Info: Brookings Institution
Author: Fukuyama, Francis
Unit Cost: $26.11
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach, 5th ed.
ISBN: 9781506316819
Publication Info: Sage
Author: Robert M. Clark
Unit Cost: $84.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: $38.50

Book Title: Analyzing Intelligence: National Security Practitioners' Perspectives, 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781626160255
Publication Info: Georgetown University Press
Author: George, Roger Z. and Bruce, J.
Unit Cost: $49.70
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: $34.49