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Course Code: INTL424 Course ID: 3195 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines intelligence interrogation from a conceptual perspective that provides students with the tools to develop an overall understanding of interrogation and practical interrogation concepts as they can be applied to intelligence interrogation. This course addresses legal issues, verbal and non-verbal behavior, interrogator and subjects, environmental and cultural issues, coercive practices, as well as current events as they apply to the concepts of intelligence interrogation.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1 Analyze Intelligence Interrogation from the history of Interrogation to present day ideas of Intelligence Interrogation.

CO-2 Explain the legal responsibilities for the Intelligence Interrogator and how politics, media, and public interest influence and regulate Intelligence Interrogation.

CO-3 Summarize verbal and non-verbal behavioral cues linked to deception and defense mechanism, denials and other strategies subjects/sources may use during Intelligence Interrogations.

CO-4 Evaluate issues problematic to Intelligence Interrogation, such as influences to information dissemination.

CO-5 Classify the concepts of Coercive and Torture practices during Intelligence Interrogation.

Discussions – 30 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect 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.

Progress assignment - 30 percent

This interrogation scenario is designed to provide students an opportunity to identify some key personality and environmental issues which interrogators must take into account when selecting an interrogation "approach." The scenario is based on a military peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. The information gaps in the scenarios are intentional as interrogators will rarely have all of the information needed to correctly assess a situation/event.

Final Research Paper/Project 40 percent

Interrogations in Guantanamo: This final assignment is to look back at what you have learned and answer the question: "How effective do you believe the interrogations are that are conducted today in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and how could they be improved?"

See the assignment tab for more detailed instructions as this can be either a project or paper.

  • All required readings will be provided in the lesson tab of the course.
  • Various resources from the APUS Library are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
  • Please visit and search by the course number (ex: LITR210) to access your required resources.
  • 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 to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.