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Course Details

Course Code: INTL613 Course ID: 3110 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines intelligence community responses to threats to the U.S. homeland from transnational and domestic actors. Threats to the U.S. borders, including illegal immigration, narcotics smuggling, money laundering, commercial smuggling, and other organized crime activities are also covered.

Course Schedule

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

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Assess the evolving relationship between the U.S. intelligence and the homeland security enterprise.

CO-2: Analyze the role of intelligence during the Cold War compared to its current role in countering 21st-century homeland security threats.

CO-3: Assess the state of intelligence reform since the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

CO-4: Evaluate the capabilities and limitations of intelligence support to homeland security policymakers and practitioners.

CO-5: Analyze interagency and inter-organizational relationships and processes in intelligence support to homeland security.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussions – 20 percent

Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:59 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:59 pm ET. Discussion posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Short Research Paper 1 – 22.5 percent

Short Research Paper 2 – 22.5 percent

Research Paper – 35 percent

All required readings are located under the weekly Content tab in the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.