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INTL507 - Intelligence Operations

Course Details

Course Code: INTL507 Course ID: 4181 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of intelligence operations. The course will focus on the intelligence resources necessary to carry out the full range of intelligence operations using the tools, techniques, and resources available to intelligence agencies.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO-1: Examine the relationship between the national interest, foreign policy and intelligence operations.

CO-2: Assess the impact of intelligence operations on short and long term foreign policy objectives and vice versa.

CO-3: Appraise the theoretical and legal parameters in the planning of intelligence operations, offensive counterintelligence activities, and information operations.

CO-4: Analyze the prospects for intelligence operations in today’s intelligence and political environment.

CO-5: Evaluate successful and unsuccessful intelligence operations.

For the purposes of this course, a “week” is defined as the time period between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins on the first day of the term and ends on midnight the following Sunday. The last week of the term ends on a Sunday.

Each assignment will be evaluated by the instructor using a rubric scoring guide and comments inserted into the Word document. Forum grades will be determined using a rubric scoring guide. Additionally, comments may be given informally within the forum or in more detail within the forum grader tool.

The following assessments determine the course grade:

Discussion Forums – 20 percent

Each week there will be a discussion question for students to answer. Your posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. You will 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. I will grade posts on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Research Topic – 5 percent

Students will submit a brief description of their research topic for approval. The topic must be related to one of the general topics of the course.

Research Question, Purpose Statement, and Citation Format Exercise – 10 percent

Students will submit a research question, a purpose statement, and six sources, at least two of which must be peer-reviewed. The specific research question will be posted in the assignment section.

Research Paper – 35 percent

Students will submit a research paper based on the research question assignment in Week Three, the research paper should be 10 pages, not including the cover page, the reference list, and any appendices.

Final Assignment – 30 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment to test students’ knowledge and assimilation of the course learning objectives. The assignment should be about eight pages.

Required Readings

This course relies solely on articles and documents available online. These articles are located in your Lessons Folder on your vertical toolbar.

Additional Resources and Web Sites are found in the classroom.

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.