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INTL443 - Foreign Intelligence Organizations

Course Details

Course Code: INTL443 Course ID: 3663 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces students to several foreign intelligence organizations that continue to play a significant role in U.S. strategic intelligence, foreign policy, and national security strategy planning. Each country’s organizational structure, their collection methods, operational strengths and weaknesses will be assessed with the objective of evaluating their overall relative effectiveness.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
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
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1 Analyze the ability of the intelligence organizations to conduct operations within each of the intelligence disciplines and cyberspace.

CO-2 Compare and contrast the capabilities of foreign intelligence organizations to determine which country poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security.

CO-3 Develop a plan for a foreign intelligence organization to collect intelligence against a US or allied nation.

CO-4 Examine the impact of foreign intelligence collection operations against the US.

CO-5 Describe the difference between foreign allied intelligence organizations and those of our adversaries.

Forum discussions – Students will participate in eight forum discussions. One initial post by Thursday; two or more follow-up posts to classmates by Sunday. Specific questions found in Forums tab of the classroom.

Midterm assignment – Students will be required to prepare a four page essay. Specific instructions to include format can be found in the Week Three “Assignments” folder in the classroom.

Progress assignments – Students will be required to prepare an eight page paper simulating an analytical scenario (no more than ten pages). Specific instructions to include format and length can be found in the Week Six “Assignments” folder in the classroom.

Final assignment – Students will be required to prepare a four-page essay. Specific instructions to include format and length can be found in the Week Three “Assignments” folder in the classroom.

  1. Wise, David, Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War with China. (New York Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2011). Available on-line in the APUS Library via the E-Reader (instructions below).
  2. All readings found in the APUS library have been consolidated into an “E-Reserve” list located in the “Security and Global Studies” portal, INTL443 Course Guide. Instructions for accessing the E-Reserve list are listed below and are also located in the corresponding “Lessons” folder.

  1. After entering the classroom, select “Library” in the left hand menu within Sakai. You will be redirected to the APUS library.
  2. Select “Program/School Portals”
  3. Select “Security and Global Studies”
  4. Select “INTL443 Foreign Intelligence Organizations | Course Guide” from the dropdown menu (it may take a minute to load)
  5. Select “E-Reserves tab” from the upper left corner of the menu
  6. Select “Continue”
  7. Select the required reading

Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php and search by the course number (ex: LITR210) to access your required resources.

Book Title:Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle Against Terrorism-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780231140430
Author:Pedahzur, Ami
Unit Cost:$33.46
Book Title:Global National Security and Intelligence Agencies Handbook - available in the classroom and online library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN:9780739791400
Author:IBPUSA
Unit Cost:$149.95

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.