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INTL501 - Strategic Intelligence

Course Details

Course Code: INTL501 Course ID: 3088 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

RECOMMENDED AS THE FIRST COURSE IN THE PROGRAM. This course examines the current structure, function, capabilities, and contributions of individual U.S. national intelligence community members. Students appraise the intelligence cycle by an overview of the intelligence planning, collection, exploitation, analysis, production, and dissemination phases. The course also evaluates the intelligence oversight system, the restrictions on national intelligence community activities prescribed by federal law, executive and agency directives.





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
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: Analyze the history of the intelligence community.

CO-2: Evaluate the intelligence structure and the cycle of intelligence.

CO-3: Evaluate the critical aspects of intelligence oversight, law, and ethics.

CO-4: Evaluate the future challenges faced by the national Intelligence Community.

CO-5: Develop a plan for overcoming an issue facing the current structure, function, capability, or partnership impacting one or more of the U.S. national intelligence community members.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 20 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. Review the rubric for specifics on how your forum will be evaluated.

Research Proposal – 20 percent

Research proposal assignment: The components of this assignment include a research question, a purpose statement, theoretical framework, research design, and a preliminary source list of at least eight (8) sources, six (6) of which must be peer-reviewed. The research question and hypothesis will depend on your chosen case study. The specific research question should relate to a general topic of the course. Additional instructions for this assignment can be found within the lessons section. This assignment will be 4-5 pages in length.

Literature Review – 25 percent

Literature review assignment: This literature review will help you fulfill a component within your research paper. Your literature review will focus upon synthesizing information that is specific to your case study. Additional instructions for this assignment can be found within the lessons section. This assignment will be 6-8 pages in length.

Case Study – 35 percent

Case Study research paper: The research paper will weave together the first two assignments and incorporate your analysis and findings of your case study. Additional instructions for this assignment can be found within the lessons section. Once complete your case study will be 10-15 pages in length.

The following book is recommended:

The Chicago Manual of Style. 17th ed. The University of Chicago Press.

Required Readings

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, external websites and other assigned readings are 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:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.