Course Details

01:790:483 Critical Thinking and Analytic Writing for the Intelligence Community

  • Academic Credits: 3
  • SAS Core Certfied: WCd, WCr
  • Course for Minor: Critical Intelligence
  • Pre/Co-requisite: Prerequisites: 01:790:292 and declared minor in critical intelligence studies.
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Course Description:

Students will learn some of the fundamental skills of a successful intelligence analyst: developing sound analysis through the use of structured analytical techniques and communicating analytical judgements effectively in both written products and oral presentations. Students will be taught how to research, develop, draft, refine and present analytic products consistent with the tradecraft currently used by Intelligence Community professionals. Students will also learn about how intelligence analysis compares and contrasts between the Intelligence Community, domestic law enforcement/homeland security agencies and the private sector.