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Course Details

Course Code: INTL412 Course ID: 3192 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course studies the history of intelligence and espionage and reviews ancient espionage techniques, profiles famous agents throughout history, and focuses on such intelligence issues as SIGINT and HUMINT. The bulk of the course concentrates on 20th century intelligence, assessing changes in intelligence collection and priorities and analyzing how technological changes have affected intelligence collection.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO 1. Describe the early uses of intelligence and have a familiarity with intelligence terminology.

CO 2. Describe how the major combatants in World War I, World War II, and the Cold War used intelligence.

CO 3. Evaluate the effect that the misuse or misunderstanding of intelligence has on decisions.

CO 4. Describe the role that post-World War II intelligence services have played in the worldwide intelligence arena, and demonstrate an awareness of famous agents in history.

CO 5. Assess the effect of technological changes on intelligence collection.

CO 6. Assess current and future trends in espionage against U.S. interests.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

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 at 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm assignment - 35 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 6-8 pages to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The requirements for the midterm assignment are found in the Assignments area of the classroom.

Final assignment – 40 percent

This assignment will be a reflective evaluation of espionage and counterespionage. The requirements for the final assignment are found in the Assignments area of the classroom. This assignment will be 10-12 pages including research and analysis.

NameGrade %
Discussions 25.00 %
W1: Pre-WWI Espionage and Counterespionage 4.17 %
W2: Espionage and Counterespionage Development - WWI to WWII 4.17 %
W3: Espionage and Counterespionage Development WWII into the Cold War Era 4.17 %
W5: The Role of Intelligence in the post-Cold War Era Forum 4.17 %
W6: Spy Technology in WWII and Cold War 4.17 %
W8: Current and Future Espionage and Counterespionage Trends 4.17 %
Mid Term Examination 35.00 %
Week 4 - Espionage Paper 35.00 %
Final Paper 40.00 %
Week 7 - Counterespionage Paper 40.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO 1. Describe the early uses of intelligence and have a familiarity with intelligence terminology.

CO 2. Describe how the major combatants in World War I, World War II, and the Cold War used intelligence.

CO 3. Evaluate the effect that the misuse or misunderstanding of intelligence has on decisions.

CO 4. Describe the role that post-World War II intelligence services have played in the worldwide intelligence arena, and demonstrate an awareness of famous agents in history.

CO 5. Assess the effect of technological changes on intelligence collection.

CO 6. Assess current and future trends in espionage against U.S. interests.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.