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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: INTL410 Course ID: 3184 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

During this course, students will develop a comprehensive knowledge of counterintelligence, and how intelligence agencies, organizations, and military units in the U.S. use both offensive and defensive counterintelligence to guard and protect U.S. national security interests from foreign intelligence entities. Students will study and analyze counterintelligence, learn and discuss multi-discipline counterintelligence support to intelligence operations, counterintelligence collection process, and analyze how cultural, social, and technological changes affect counterintelligence.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1. Describe counterintelligence types, functions, and principles.
CO-2. Summarize the development of the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States.
CO-3. Illustrate the role of counterintelligence support to the United States Intelligence Community.
CO-4. Differentiate the counterintelligence functions by identifying the principles of each.
CO-5. Assess national security, military, law enforcement, business, and personal counterintelligence functions and principles.

Forum discussions – 25 percent
Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect 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 reflective evaluation of counterintelligence support to a national security or military operation, discussing the historical significance and impacts on current U.S. national counterintelligence strategy. The requirements for the midterm assignment are found in the Assignments tab in the classroom.

Progress assignment - 25 percent
This assignment is a reflective evaluation of counterintelligence support to counterterrorism or cyberspace operations, discussing the principles of deter and detect. The requirements for the progress assignment are found in the Assignments tab in the classroom.

Final assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is a comparative evaluation of the different types of counterintelligence and includes a list for students to choose two topics. This assignment will test the knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The requirements for the final assignment are found in the Assignments tab in 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:Counterintelligence Theory and Practice, 1st Ed. - eBook available through the APUS Online Library.
ISBN:9781442219335
Publication Info:Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
Author:Prunckun, Hank
Unit Cost:$48.12
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 #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Vaults, Mirrors, and Masks: Rediscovering U.S. Counterintelligence - E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781589012677
Author:Sims, Jennifer and Burton Gerber
Unit Cost:$29.69

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.