HLS_401_syllabus_oncampus

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College of Justice and Safety Department of SYLLABUS HLS 401 INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS SPRING 2009 Instructor: Michael W. Collier, Ph.D. Office: Stratton 27 Mailing Address: 521 Lancaster Avenue Stratton 250 Richmond, KY 40475 Office Phone: 859-622-6762 Email: [email protected] Class Period: Classroom: Stratton 247 Office Hours: By appointment. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Key questions facing the U.S. intelligence community and its role in homeland security, national defense, and international affairs, with a focus on policy, oversight and intelligence support. Collection, analysis, sharing and dissemination of information within and between local, state, and federal government agencies and the private sector. Students will also learn to conduct terrorist threat analyses using several of the latest structured analysis methods employed by the US Intelligence Community. TEXTS: Texts student should procure: Hulnick, Arthur S. (2004). Keeping Us Safe, Secret Intelligence and Homeland Security. Westport, CT: Praeger. ISBN-13:  978-0275981501 Lowenthal, Mark. M. (2008). Intelligence, From Secrets to Policy (4 th edition). Washington DC: CQ Press. ISBN-13: 978-0-87289-600-0 Text available online: 1
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Heuer, R. J. (1999). Psychology of Intelligence Analysis. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. Available online at https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi- publications/books-and-monographs/psychology-of-intelligence- analysis/index.html . Course readings include handouts and Internet materials identified in the Weekly Lessons . Students who are unable to access an assigned Internet site should notify the instructor as the web links are subject to change. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Through readings, discussions, videos, writings, and independent research, students will: 1. Describe the historical evolution of the US intelligence community. 2. Explain the capabilities and responsibilities of US intelligence community members at federal, state, and local levels. 3. Explain the intelligence cycle with an emphasis on the intelligence collection, exploitation, and analysis phases. 4. Discuss policy issues and challenges related to intelligence support to Homeland Security. 5. Describe the differences between US domestic and foreign intelligence. 6. Complete a group terrorist threat analysis project. 2
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COURSE SCHEDULE Week Topic Assignments Due Readings Week 1 Course Introduction History of the US Intelligence Community Virtual Intro Lowenthal, Chapters 1-2 Hulnick, Chapters 1-2 Handouts/Internet Material Week 2 Introduction to the US National Intelligence Community Intelligence Briefing Paper #1 Lowenthal, Chapters 3-4 Handouts/Internet Material Week 3 US Department of Defense Intelligence Components Handouts/Internet Material Week 4 US Homeland Security Intelligence Components Group--Terrorist Threat Analysis Proposal Hulnick, Chapters 6, 9-10 Handouts/Internet Material
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  • Fall '09
  • Dr.Collier
  • Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Director of National Intelligence, United States Intelligence Community, intelligence briefing

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