• Academic Credits: 3
  • Focus area for the major: American Institutions and Politics
  • Cross listed: Credit not given for both this course and 01:014:349.
  • 01-790-349_Political_Corruption_in_America_01-_Course_Syllabus.pdf
  • Syllabus Disclaimer: The information on this syllabus is subject to change. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your course site (Sakai, Canvas, etc.) on the first day of class

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the role of intelligence in National Security Policy. The course focuses on changes to laws and policies made in response to reviews and reports conducted following World War II , the Vietnam era, and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and how those changes have been implemented in policy and practice. Students will under take case studies of actions taken in response to national security crises, examine the legislative and judicial responses to those events, and compare intelligence policy decisions in shaping this structure of the federal intelligence community. In addition to appreciating the structural adjustments that have been made overtime, students will assess the implications of those changes for civil liberties and privacy. Finally, the course will address complexities faced by the national security community in the current climate, as well as what issues and challenges are over-the horizon-for Intelligence Community policy makers