INT 596 Advanced Intelligence Practicum

This course is a graduate-level introduction to the intelligence community for students with little or no prior experience in intelligence. This course concerns the Directorate of Intelligence, in other words, that side of the intelligence community concerned with intelligence collection, vetting, analysis, etc. Students will learn the different kinds of intelligence (i.e., HUMINT, ELINT, SIGINT, etc.), their respective uses, and how they are managed. The student will also learn about the Intelligence Cycle, how intelligence is prepared, and how it is used to inform decision and policy makers. Finally, the course will cover matters of intelligence ethics, privacy issues, and changes in the intelligence community in the post-9/11 environment.

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

Demonstrate the ability to use various information sources to research issues relevant to intelligence topic or problem. 

Evaluate contemporary and emergent threats, challenges, and issues within intelligence and synthesize information with technical expertise and creative application of conceptual skills.

Evaluate intelligence issues or challenges using advanced analytic methods. 

Communicate issues of policy, reform, and ethics on Intelligence to include recommendations for improvements.

Demonstrate strategic leadership competencies and the ability to explain intelligence and its effects on policymakers’ decisions. 

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