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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
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/21 - 04/29/22 05/02/22 - 06/26/22 Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/21 - 06/03/22 06/06/22 - 07/31/22 Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/22 - 07/29/22 08/01/22 - 09/25/22 Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/22 - 09/02/22 09/05/22 - 10/30/22 Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 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.
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.

LIterature Review – 20 percent

Students will submit a literature review. There should be at least six peer-reviewed/scholarly sources as well as at least another six sources which can be either scholarly, government, or news sources. The literature review should be organized thematically rather than by author and should be approximately 8-10 pages in length. It must discuss the major themes covered in the scholarly literature on your research topic.

Research Paper – 45 percent

Students will submit a research paper based on the prior course ssignments. The research paper should be approximately 20-25 pages, including the cover page, the reference list, and any appendices.

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.