INTL616 - Ethical Challenges in the Intelligence Community
Course Code: INTL616 Course ID: 3107 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course examines issues of ethics, morality, and legal principles in the context of Intelligence through an in-depth critical analysis of the primary ethical philosophies and legal doctrines as they apply to contemporary U.S. Intelligence. Students will research the moral, psychological, and legal issues pertaining to a variety of topics. The course concludes with an evaluation of an issue within the intelligence community related ethical-moral and legal choices.
|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|
|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|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1: Examine the foundations of ethics and how they relate to topics specific to the field of intelligence
CO-2: Assess the merits of ethical and moral philosophy for intelligence operations
CO-3: Analyze the ethical challenges faced by decision makers as they relate to issues within the field of intelligence.
CO-4: Apply legal and ethics concepts to the study of intelligence operations
CO-5: Synthesize the literature relevant to an ethical issue within intelligence.
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 at least classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, depth, and the quality of original ideas.
Literature Reviews x 3 – 80 percent
One fundamental skillset at this level is being able to synthesize vast amounts of literature into a small space. In this course you will work on mastering this skill by completing three literature reviews specific to a topic covered within the course.
• External websites and other assigned reading found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
• External websites and other assigned readings are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
• Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of 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.*|
Not current for future courses.