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INTL408 - Counterintelligence Operations

Course Details

Course Code: INTL408 Course ID: 3998 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides students with an introduction to counterintelligence operations and techniques. Students will study passive and active counterintelligence measures, principles and processes of counterintelligence operations, its relationship to covert action, and the legal and ethical issues involved. Through a series of practical exercises, students will develop a sound knowledge of the practice of counterintelligence.





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
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO-1 Compare and contrast applicable U.S. laws, directives, instructions, authorities and regulations that pertain to counterintelligence operations.

CO-2Conduct a basic elicitation.

CO-3 Prepare a foreign travel counterintelligence threat briefing and a post-travel debrief plan.

CO-4 Illustrate the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures associated with Foreign Intelligence & Security Services (FISS) and non-traditional threats.

CO-5 Examine the impact of corporate espionage on the national security of the United States.

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 the development of a CI threat brief to the team. See the assignment tab in the class for specific instructions.

Progress assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is the development of an interview plan. See the assignment tab in the class for specific instructions. Please note: Develop an interview plan so that anyone can conduct the interview. See the assignment tab in the class for specific instructions.

Final paper assignment – 25 percent

This is the final paper, develop a case study. This paper should be 5 to 7 pages. See the assignment tab in the class for specific instructions.

Required Text:

  • Johnson, William R. Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad: How to be a Counterintelligence Officer. Washington, DC. Georgetown University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-58901-255-4. E-Book available in the APUS Library.
  • 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:Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781589012554
Author:Johnson, William
Unit Cost:$26.26
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.