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INTL623 - Human Intelligence (HUMINT)

Course Details

Course Code: INTL623 Course ID: 3119 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course provides an overview of HUMINT operations include mission-target analysis, operational planning, execution and evaluation, cover, security and communications, collection and reporting, and financial management. Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to assess, articulate and defend the soundness of operational concepts, plans and budgets.





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
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1: Assess the means by which multiple collection platforms and “big data” are leveraged to produce finished geospatial intelligence

CO-2: Critique analytical judgments on a broad spectrum of problems

CO-3: Integrate new geospatial technologies from a wide variety of open source applications

CO-4: Differentiate data analysis and communication to address common geographic events

CO-5: Use structured analytic techniques to problem solve through application of acquired knowledge and critical thinking skills

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 30 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 two 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.

Assignment #1 Case Study – 20 percent

The components of this assignment include analysis of the questions. Your response should be in the form of a paper (containing at least 8 sources, at least 6 of which are peer-reviewed). The use of creative web-based geographic information systems is encouraged. Length: 5 pp.

Assignment #2 Collection Proposal – 20 percent

The components of this assignment include the development of a collection proposal using the provided outline. Your response should be in the form of a paper (containing at least 8 sources, at least 6 of which are peer-reviewed). The use of creative web-based geographic information systems is encouraged. Length: 5 pp.

Final Collection Proposal —30 percent

This is the final paper assignment of the course. It must contain citations in formal style as well as a bibliography. This integrates both the case study and collection proposal into one detailed plan. You can use the same chapter headings as assignment #2 or leverage a different organizational construct. The use of creative web-based geographic information systems is encouraged. Length: 10 pp.

Required Readings

Other readings are available electronically within the classroom.

Additional Resources and Web Sites

Videos and web sites are available within the classroom and through the university electronic library.

Book Title:International Spy Museum's Handbook of Practical Spying
ISBN:9780792267959
Publication Info:National Geographic Society
Author:Barth, Jack
Unit Cost:$16.35
Book Title:Spy : The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America
ISBN:9780375758942
Publication Info:Random House
Author:Wise, David
Unit Cost:$18.40
Book Title:Social Engineering (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780470639535
Publication Info:John Wiley & Sons
Author:Hadnagy, Christopher / Wilson, Paul
Unit Cost:$29.39
Book Title:How to Win Friends and Influence People
ISBN:9780671027032
Publication Info:Pocket Books
Author:Carnegie, Dale
Unit Cost:$17.40
Book Title:Fair Play, the Moral Dilemmas of Spying
ISBN:9781597971539
Author:Olson, James M
Unit Cost:$21.35

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.