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INTL422 - Open Source Collection

Course Details

Course Code: INTL422 Course ID: 3185 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides and examination of the various unclassified materials including: news services, data bases, government documents, newspapers, journals, magazines, yearbooks and surveys, radio and TV sources, short-wave broadcasts, internet, indexes, materials from various organizations, and country studies.





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

Course Objective (1) – Analyze investigative strategies that lead to the production of OSINT intelligence products.

Course Objective (2) – Assess specific threats that can be addressed by systematically collecting OSINT information covering printed resources, online and Internet sources including protocols, privacy, net anonymity, and legal and ethical constraints.

Course Objective (3) - Deduce how an OSINT is analyzed via the intelligence cycle

Course Objective (4) – Critique objective, impartial and consistent approaches and methodologies to the handling of OSINT theory and practice.

Course Objective (5) – Compare and contrast multiple facets of different search engines while formulating tailored semantic search terms and Boolean logic.

Course Objective (6) – Examine the effect of ownership, affiliations and operating environments on reporting and aggregations of relevant intelligence topics

Course Objective (7) – Construct OSINT intelligence products.

Forum discussions – One initial post by Thursday; two follow-up posts to classmates or a classmate and the instructor by Sunday. Specific questions found in forums topic description tab of the classroom.

OSINT Paper – Specific instructions found in Assignments tab of the classroom.

OSINT Project– Specific instructions found in Assignments tab of the classroom.

  • Course readings consist of journal articles found in the Lessons area of the classroom. See the References List below for the readings for the course.
  • Various resources from the APUS Library are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
  • 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:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.