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SCTY 415 : Studies in Intelligence II

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Studies in Intelligence II
The course is a simulation of intelligence officers? activities. The student will function as an intelligence desk officer for either a government, global corporation, terrorist group, global criminal organization, or multilateral political organization. Using the simulation, the student will study and practice many components of tactical and strategic intelligence. Some components included will be intelligence collection, evaluation, analysis, production, and dissemination; intelligence oversight; covert and clandestine operations; intelligence bureaucracies; espionage; ethical and moral issues in intelligence; and counterintelligence. The course emphasizes functional interactions.

The course provides an intensive, semester-long simulation for students assuming the roles of political, military, economic, or scientific and technological intelligence case officers. Through the semester-long immersion with an intelligence tasking, students will be expected to demonstrate sophistication with case-officer/agent relationships, staffing and coordination involving the various combinations within one's intelligence station, intelligence briefings, executive summaries and risk analysis. The course will provide the student with necessary background material on covert and overt collection of intelligence, a history of intelligence agencies, counter-intelligence and threats presented by today's era of globalization.

After completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Define and critique the basic concepts of strategic intelligence2. Describe the basic methods of strategic intelligence3. Discuss the recurring issues of strategic intelligence throughout history.4. Analyze and critique the basic attempts to resolve the recurring issues of strategic intelligence.5. Define and discuss the unique aspects of covert intelligence.6. Review and describe the processes related to the collection of intelligence.7. Compare and discuss interaction between Congress, the NSC and the intelligence community as well as all components of oversight.8. Discuss the symbiotic relationship between the media, academia and the intelligence community.9. Describe the current intelligence gaps and needs of the 21st Century10. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Daniel J. Benny - 3/1/2015
Dr. Daniel J. Benny - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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