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INTL402 - Intelligence Analysis

Course Details

Course Code: INTL402 Course ID: 3208 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course builds upon the foundations of critical analysis taught in INTL 401, expanding the student's repertoire of analytical techniques. Students explore creative analysis techniques, including hypothesis generation, red-teaming, and adversarial collaboration. Students focus on intelligence as a service to decision makers, including principles of customer-focused writing and techniques for analytic problems designed to provide tactical, operational, or strategic support. (Prerequisite: SSGS300)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Apply Academic and Intelligence Research Processes.

CO-2: Explain Analysis of Competing Hypotheses.

CO-3: Examine Content Analysis, Comparative Analysis Procedures and Rational Choice Theory.

CO-4: Assess Predictive Analysis Procedures.

CO-5: Evaluate the analyst - policymaker relationship with a focus on the US National Intelligence Estimates.

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’ original posts by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Progress assignments – Specific instructions for the 3 progress assignments can be found in the Assignments tab of the classroom.

  • Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php and search by the course number (ex: LITR210) to access your required resources.
  • External websites and other assigned reading found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
  • Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.