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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
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1: Construct mission target analysis procedures using proper operational approach techniques, development, and recruitment activities at the individual and operational level
CO-2: Evaluate interrogation, planning, security measures, and preparation procedures adhering to ethical concept of operations
CO-3: Prepare reports and collection plans in adherence to collection standards for use by the receiving entity
CO-4: Synthesize collected, reportable information at operational level
CO-5: Apply direct questioning techniques to obtain all necessary information pertinent to interrogation objective(s)

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.

Written Assignment – Plan and Preparation Exercise – 20 percent​

The component of this assignment includes crafting a plan during the Planning and Preparation Phase. The plan must include necessary research and operational planning in preparation for specific collection effort. Adhere to principles of good writing.


Written Assignment – Reporting of Information Exercise—20 percent
The component of this assignment includes crafting two reports: Operational Cable and Intelligence Information Report that would contain useable information from video clip provided. Ensuring you adhere to principles of good writing.

Final Assessment—30 percent
This is the final assessment of this course is scenario-based. The final assignment is a complete plan outlining the course based on scenario provided.

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:Various resources from the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Fair Play, the Moral Dilemmas of Spying - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781597971539
Author:Olson, James M
Unit Cost:$21.35
Book Title:Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780470639535
Publication Info:John Wiley & Sons
Author:Hadnagy, Christopher / Wilson, Paul
Unit Cost:$29.39

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.