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Homeland Security

HS 203


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

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Intelligence Analysis and Security Management


Course Description

This course will provide a study of the U.S. government’s intelligence community as well as an overview of intelligence processes. This study will include a historical look at intelligence and some of its milestones. Discussed will be key terms, concepts and perspectives. Students will be exposed to the relationship of intelligence with law enforcement and homeland security and how some intelligence processes may be applied to emergency management and pre-incident planning.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of intelligence gathering and analysis pertinent to homeland security and other threats facing government and private sectors.
  • Outline basic intelligence policies and functions of the United States Government.
  • Articulate the meaning and purposes for the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-458).
  • Evaluate the dependability and reliability of source information.
  • Enumerate specific methods and / or techniques for obtaining intelligence, synthesizing it and analyzing it.
  • Evaluate intelligence in light of critical judgment and evidentiary analysis.
  • Implement basic intelligence gathering techniques and analysis.
  • Apply sound reasoning, formulate predictions, and forecast terrorist activities using various forms of intelligence.
  • Explain the foundation and goals for security.
  • Analyze threats to national and international safety and security.
  • Apply ethical and professional behaviors to intelligence gathering and operations.
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