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INTL401 - Critical Analysis

Course Details

Course Code: INTL401 Course ID: 3207 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides an introduction to critical thinking, intelligence analysis, and the use of structured methodologies. Functions associated with the processing of information to include perception, memory, and the evaluation of information are examined. Conscious and unconscious cognitive biases along with strategies to mitigate their impact are also assessed. (Prerequisite: SSGS300)





Prerequisites

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

CO-1 Employ strategies to overcome cognitive biases inherent to intelligence analysis.

CO-2 Distinguish the different techniques analysts can employ in order to interpret significant events from multiple perspectives.

CO-3 Apply a structured methodology

CO-4 Differentiate the external pressures capable of influencing analysis.

CO-5 Analyze the causes and impact of an analytical failure.

Forum discussions – Students will be required to participate in forum discussions. Students must submit a (250 word minimum) response to the initial forum question by Thursday, 11:55 pm EST. Students must then respond to at least two student posts no later than Sunday, 11:55 pm EST (150 word minimum each). Remember to cite your work appropriately.

Midterm assignment – Students will be required to prepare a 4-6-page essay. Specific instructions to include format and length can be found in the Week Three “Assignments” folder in the classroom.

2-Part Progress assignment – Students will be required to prepare a 6-page paper analyzing a simulated scenario. Specific instructions to include format and length can be found in the Week 5 and 6 “Assignments” folder in the classroom.

Final assignment – Students will be required to prepare a 4-page essay. Specific instructions to include format and length can be found in the Week Three “Assignments” folder in the classroom.

Book Title: Surprise Attacks : Victim's Perspective - E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author: Kam, Ephraim
Publication Info: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674013544
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Book Title:Surprise Attacks : Victim's Perspective - E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780674013544
Author:Kam, Ephraim
Unit Cost:$30.25
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.