Course Details

01:790:292 Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies

  • Academic Credits: 3
  • Focus area for the major: R5 Elective
  • Course for Minor: Critical Intelligence
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Course Description:

This foundational course is designed to provide students with the context and concepts that form the basis for the intelligence-gathering in which the United States government engages. Beginning with an examination of the role of intelligence-gathering in world history, the course proceeds to examine critically the role of intelligence in the American republican democracy. After reviewing the evolution of the structure of the intelligence-gathering community, the course examines the concepts and- practices used to identify, collect, interpret, analyze, and communicate intelligence that can be used by strategists, policy makers, military, security, and the police to advance homeland security.