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INTL613 - Intelligence and Homeland Security

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
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: 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:

Discussion Forums – 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 11:55 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.

Short Research Paper 1 – 22.5 percent

Choose a topic of your choice that relates to the materials covered during the first three weeks of the course and write a 5-7 page research paper on it.

Short Research Paper 2 – 22.5 percent

Choose a topic of your choice that relates to the materials covered during the fourth and fifth weeks of the course and write a 5-7 page research paper on it.

Research Paper – 35 percent

Choose a topic of your choice that relates to the materials covered during this course and write a 10-12 page research paper on it. This topic should be different from the topics you wrote about for the prior assignments.

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 2.50 %
Week 2 2.50 %
Week 3 2.50 %
Week 4 2.50 %
Week 5 2.50 %
Week 6 2.50 %
Week 7 2.50 %
Week 8 2.50 %
Short Research Papers 45.00 %
Short Research Paper 1 22.50 %
Short Research Paper 2 22.50 %
Research Paper 35.00 %
Research Paper 35.00 %

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

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.