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INTL613 - Intelligence and Homeland Security

Course Details

Course Code: INTL613 Course ID: 3110 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines intelligence community responses to threats to the U.S. homeland from transnational and domestic actors. Threats to the U.S. borders, including illegal immigration, narcotics smuggling, money laundering, commercial smuggling, and other organized crime activities are also covered.





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: Assess the evolving relationship between intelligence and US homeland security strategy.

CO-2: Distinguish the role of intelligence in Cold War Indications and Warning process and its current role in countering homeland security threats.

CO-3: Evaluate the capabilities and limitations of intelligence support to homeland security policy makers and practitioners.

CO-4: Analyze the key challenges faced by 21st century US homeland security intelligence policy makers and practitioners.

CO-5: Critique interagency and inter-organizational relationships and processes in homeland security intelligence objectives.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 20 percent

Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). 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 take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Specialized Project – 30 percent

This project will demonstrate your ability to synthesize discipline specific material. This is a task based exercise. 12-15 pages.

Final Assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 2.50 %
Week 2 2.50 %
Week 3 2.50 %
Week 4 2.50 %
Week 5 2.50 %
Week 6 2.50 %
Week 7 2.50 %
Week 8 2.50 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Literature Review 25.00 %
Specialized Project/Paper 30.00 %
Research Paper (Specialized Project) 30.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %

All required readings are located under the weekly Lessons tab in the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.