POLS 4380 Intelligence in a Democratic Society:
Examines roles, missions, and methods of the US intelligence community; topics covered include collection, analysis, politicization of intelligence, sharing intelligence, interactions between the intelligence community and elected officials, covert action, and ethical issues.
POLS 4381 Critical Thinking Skills for Intelligence:
Reviews the intelligence analysis process, the environment in which it is conducted, analytic tradecraft standards, and challenges facing today’s intelligence analyst, and teaches structured analytic techniques through a series of case studies and team-based exercises.
POLS 4383 Analytic Writing and Briefing:
This course teaches clear, concise, and persuasive writing and briefing for policy making and intelligence analysis. It involves short written assignments and presentations by individuals and teams of students focused on writing and analytical skills necessary to support, inform and influence policymakers.