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HLSS320 - Intelligence and Homeland Security

Course Details

Course Code: HLSS320 Course ID: 3202 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The course examines the evolution of the role intelligence has played in the development of homeland security strategies. Particular focus is on the ways in which intelligence policy and oversight influence homeland security decisions.





Course Schedule

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

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1 Describe the historical development of U.S. intelligence and the U.S. intelligence community.

CO-2 Evaluate operations of the intelligence cycle.

CO-3 Examine the roles and responsibilities of U.S. intelligence community members at the federal, state, and local levels.

CO-4 Examine human and technical intelligence collection programs.

CO-5 Prepare a Red Cell Analysis.

Forum Discussions – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm Assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is a 5-7 page (double-spaced) in-depth profile (Red Cell Analysis) on a selected international or domestic terrorist organization likely to conduct a terrorist attack in the United States to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives.

Progress Assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is a 5-7 page (double-spaced) paper where the student describes how to collect and analyze intelligence on the terrorist group.

Final Assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is a paper assimilating the information from the first two papers and recommending counter-measures against the terrorist group to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. In lieu of an abstract, an executive summary is required.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forum 25.00 %
DF 1 3.13 %
DF 2 3.13 %
DF 3 3.13 %
DF 4 3.13 %
DF 5 3.13 %
DF 6 3.13 %
DF 7 3.13 %
DF 8 3.13 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Progress Assignments 25.00 %
Progress Assignment 25.00 %

All required readings are located under the Lessons tab in the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.