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INTL446 - Intelligence and Narcotics

Course Details

Course Code: INTL446 Course ID: 4487 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course surveys the role of narcotics and the illicit drug trade as risks to national security, international development, and progress. The purpose is to assess both domestic and foreign intelligence gathering and analysis, with an emphasis on counter-narcotics policies and strategies. Students will be able to critically analyze, strategically assess effective intelligence collection, and evaluate the impact of current drug interdiction efforts by federal domestic and international agencies.





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

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

CO-1 Explain the illicit drugs available in the United States and the major organizations and countries involved in production, trafficking and distribution of these drugs.

CO-2 Distinguish U.S. and international counter-narcotics policies and strategies and their objectives.

CO-3 Assess the ability of U.S. agencies and foreign partners to address coordinating counter-narcotics operations.

CO-4 Examine the links between narcotics trafficking and other crimes (including terrorism) and the effect on national security.

CO-5 Evaluate the effectiveness of various intelligence disciplines applicable to the U.S. counter-narcotics mission.

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.

Assignments

Midterm assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Progress assignment – Research Paper - 25 percent

Specialized Exercise. 8-10 pages including research and analysis.

Final assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

  • There is no required textbook for this course
  • Various resources from the APUS Library are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
  • Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php 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 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.