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INTL408 - Counterintelligence Operations

Course Details

Course Code: INTL408 Course ID: 3998 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Students in this course study and analyze counterintelligence operations focusing on activities that comprise counterintelligence functional activities, including the detection of espionage and elicitation; counterintelligence interviews/debriefings; and the collection of counterintelligence information. The student will be required to study a range of books and articles on this topic and will develop a comprehensive knowledge of counterintelligence activities and operations in order to protect U.S. national security and global interests and from adversaries.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO-1 Compare and contrast applicable U.S. laws, directives, instructions, authorities and regulations that pertain to counterintelligence operations.

CO-2Conduct a basic elicitation.

CO-3 Prepare a foreign travel counterintelligence threat briefing and a post-travel debrief plan.

CO-4 Illustrate the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures associated with Foreign Intelligence & Security Services (FISS) and non-traditional threats.

CO-5 Examine the impact of corporate espionage on the national security of the United States.

Forum discussions – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 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.

Midterm assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is the development of a CI threat brief to the team. See the assignment tab in the class for specific instructions.

Progress assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is the development of an interview plan. See the assignment tab in the class for specific instructions. Please note: Develop an interview plan so that anyone can conduct the interview. See the assignment tab in the class for specific instructions.

Final paper assignment – 25 percent

This is the final paper, develop a case study. This paper should be 5 to 7 pages. See the assignment tab in the class for specific instructions.

Required Text:

  • Johnson, William R. Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad: How to be a Counterintelligence Officer. Washington, DC. Georgetown University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-58901-255-4. E-Book available in the APUS Library.
  • External websites and other assigned reading found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
  • Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
Book Title:Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781589012554
Author:Johnson, William
Unit Cost:$26.26
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 #.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.