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INTL423 - Human Intelligence

Course Details

Course Code: INTL423 Course ID: 3191 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an introduction to Human Intelligence (HUMINT). The course will define and examine HUMINT in context with the other intelligence collection disciplines. Through the use of focused discussion supported by directed readings and by applying critical thought to an incremental research project that requires a HUMINT solution, the student will understand the dynamics and functions of human source intelligence as a discipline.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
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: Summarize the uses of HUMINT.

CO-2: Demonstrate how HUMINT relates to the other intelligence disciplines.

CO-3: Evaluate milestones in the history of HUMINT.

CO-4: Assess examples of technology’s effect on HUMINT.

CO-5: Analyze how HUMINT has affected key events in history.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

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 beginning of your final paper and will be between 6 to 8 pages. See the assignment tab in the class for specific instructions.

Progress assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is the second part of your final paper and will be between 5 to 7 pages. See the assignment tab in the class for specific instructions.

Final paper assignment – 25 percent

This is the final paper and will combine the first two assignments and then ask you to develop an analysis of the first two sections.

Required Course Textbooks

The required texts for this course are:

Griffith, Samuel B. 1963. Sun Tzu: The Art of War. New York: Oxford

University Press.

Ignatius, David. 1997. Agents of Innocence. NY: W.W. Norton Books & Co., Inc.

Required Readings

  • External websites and other assigned readings are 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.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:The Art of War - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom and in the eReserve
ISBN:9780195014761
Publication Info:Oxford University Press
Author:Griffith, Samuel
Unit Cost:$9.61

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.