International Studies 3700 Introduction to Intelligence

February 28, 2022

International Studies 3700 Introduction to Intelligence

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AUTUMN 2022

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 3700

Dr. Omar Keshk
TR  12:45PM – 2:05PM
Room 335, Campbell Hall
Class #:  24205

Anita Bucknam
TR  9:35AM – 10:55AM
Room 335, Campbell Hall
Class #:  22127

This class will provide the student with a comprehensive introduction to intelligence - what it is, who does it, who uses it.  We will consider the tensions surrounding the relationship between the intelligence community and government leaders and policymakers. We will delve into the issue of how to maintain a balance between the need for intelligence gathering and the civil rights and liberties of the people in a democracy, and will discuss the oversight of the intelligence community. We will include discussions of intelligence reform and the intelligence function in several other countries, as well as many specific intelligence-related topics of interest drawn from current events throughout the world.


Course Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of basic intelligence concepts.
  • Learn the components of the US Intelligence Community.
  • Discuss intelligence analysis and its impact on policymaking.
  • Assess the role of covert action as an instrument of US policy.
  • Explore the ethical dilemmas inherent in the use of intelligence in a democratic society.
  • Learn to write and brief in the intelligence style.