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INTL413 - Denial and Deception

Course Details

Course Code: INTL413 Course ID: 3841 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will be an overview of Denial and Deception possibilities. It will review the history, concepts, and implications of Denial and Deception on national security decision making. It will also discuss foreign and domestic case studies, tradecraft, and the different methodologies associated with this form of intelligence training.





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: Comprehend basic theories of the use of Denial and Deception in shaping perception.

CO-2: Describe the principles that determine the success of Denial and Deception efforts.

CO-3: Assess the application of these principles in historical examples.

CO-4: Examine the contemporary role of Denial and Deception in national security affairs.

CO-5: Appraise the continuing potential of Denial and Deception in offensive and defensive roles.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 25 percent
Each week you will have a discussion question; in it, your posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students will 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. I will grade forum posts on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Denial and Deception Critique topic selection– pass/fail
Select a topic for the final paper by week 3. It will be a critique of a Denial and Deception effort of your choice. The topic may be selected from the suggestion list. You must submit a few sentences on your topic for approval.

Progress Assignment – 20 percent
This is a short answer assignment where you will respond to 5 short-answer questions.

Mid-Term Exam – 25 percent
In this class, you will have a mid-term exam at the end of week 4. The mid-term will be a take home essay, which will consist of two essay questions. Each essay response must be 3-4 pages in length.

Final Denial and Deception Critique – 30 percent
The paper will be a critique of a Denial and Deception effort of your choice. The topics may be selected from the list of suggested topics, or you can touch base with your professor and propose your own topic. The paper must be 10-12 pages in length (not including title page or references).

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, external websites and other assigned readings are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
  • Various resources from the APUS Library are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
  • Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php and search by the course number (ex: LITR210) to access your required resources.
  • 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.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.