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Course Code: INTL502 Course ID: 3098 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is a study of intelligence collection and information gathering. It focuses on a variety of aspects related to how both the United States and foreign nations gather and process intelligence. The student will develop a comprehensive understanding of the role collection plays in the intelligence community, how various policies affect collection, and how different intelligence agencies monitor and collect intelligence.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 12/26/2021 November Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 01/30/2022 December Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The purpose of this course is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the role collection plays in the Intelligence community. Specifically, after successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

• CO-1: Evaluate the role of Intelligence Collection Management in directing collection operations.
• CO-2: Examine the role of intelligence collection as it applies to the Intelligence Cycle.
• CO-3: Examine the role of Intelligence Collection as it applies to Indications & Warning (I&W) and preventing surprise.
• CO-4: Distinguish the strengths and limitations of various intelligence collection disciplines.
• CO-5: Assess the implications of advances and modes in intelligence collection technology for the 21st century.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums: 20 percent

Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to two 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.

White Paper: 20 percent

This is an opportunity for the student to identify a key intelligence collection-related issue and to develop a white paper that takes a specific stance at resolving the issue. Students will identify and summarize the key points of the issue up front, develop the issue’s background and identify key problems, identify solutions, and wrap-up the issue by concluding with key facts. Turabian format is mandatory with in text citations and a properly formatted Title and Reference page, double-spaced Times New Roman 12 font. (Assignment Length: 3-4 pages).

Literature Review: 25 percent

Literature reviews are designed to do two things: 1) give your readers an overview of sources you have explored while researching a particular topic or idea and 2) demonstrate how your research fits into the larger field of study, in this case, intelligence. Your literature review should have between 10 -15 sources. Turabian format is mandatory with in text citations and a properly formatted Title and Reference page, double-spaced Times New Roman 12 font. (Assignment Length: 6-8 pages).

Final Assessment: 35 percent

Based on the White Paper and Literature Review, students will complete a Final Paper consisting of 13-15 pages. The page length does not include the cover page, the reference list, and any appendices.

The purpose of this course is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the role collection plays in the Intelligence community. Specifically, after successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

• CO-1: Evaluate the role of Intelligence Collection Management in directing collection operations.
• CO-2: Examine the role of intelligence collection as it applies to the Intelligence Cycle.
• CO-3: Examine the role of Intelligence Collection as it applies to Indications & Warning (I&W) and preventing surprise.
• CO-4: Distinguish the strengths and limitations of various intelligence collection disciplines.
• CO-5: Assess the implications of advances and modes in intelligence collection technology for the 21st century.

Book Title:The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection
ISBN:9781452217635
Publication Info:SAGE
Author:Lowenthal, M. and Clark, R.
Unit Cost:$68.40
Electronic ISBN:9781483381114
Electronic Unit Cost:$58.00
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.