COM 401 Interviewing & Briefing/Debriefing

This course deals with extracting information one-on-one in both friendly and non-friendly contexts. Students will learn to explain the differences between interrogation and elicitation and to conduct effective debriefing and cross examination, and use related questioning skills. The course will also explain effective methods of using the telephone and how to recognize when your subject is not telling you the truth. Students will also apply proper procedures for recording, transcribing, and analyzing the results of an interview.

This course is offered in the following degree programs:

This course is offered in the following Certificates:

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Recognize various information sources in strategic security and their relationship to security operations.

Explain threat analysis and its technical, operational, and strategic aspects.

Appraise policies, reforms, and ethics through integrating information literacy competencies.

Synthesize strategic leadership competencies through understandings of cases in the current security environment.

Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums to key stakeholders.

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