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INTL424 - Interrogation

Course Details

Course Code: INTL424 Course ID: 3195 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines intelligence interrogation from a conceptual perspective that provides students with the tools to develop an overall understanding of interrogation and practical interrogation concepts as they can be applied to intelligence interrogation. This course addresses legal issues, verbal and non-verbal behavior, interrogator and subjects, environmental and cultural issues, coercive practices, as well as current events as they apply to the concepts of intelligence interrogation.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
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
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1 Analyze Intelligence Interrogation from the history of Interrogation to present day ideas of Intelligence Interrogation.

CO-2 Explain the legal responsibilities for the Intelligence Interrogator and how politics, media, and public interest influence and regulate Intelligence Interrogation.

CO-3 Summarize verbal and non-verbal behavioral cues linked to deception and defense mechanism, denials and other strategies subjects/sources may use during Intelligence Interrogations.

CO-4 Evaluate issues problematic to Intelligence Interrogation, such as influences to information dissemination.

CO-5 Classify the concepts of Coercive and Torture practices during Intelligence Interrogation.

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 Examination - 25 percent

The mid-term will be found in the Tests & Quizzes portion of the classroom. Questions will include multiple choice, true/false, and short answer.

Week 6 Progress assignment - 25 percent

Specialized Exercise: Scenario based.

Final Research Paper/Project – 25 percent

See the assignment tab for direct instructions as this can be either a project or paper. 6-8 pages due on the last Sunday of the course.

  • All required readings will be provided in the lesson tab of the course.
  • Various resources from the APUS Library are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
  • Please visit 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 to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.