2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Intelligence Studies (INS)

INS 400  Fundamentals of Intelligence  (3 Credits)  

This course provides a basic overview of intelligence at the unclassified level. It includes a brief history of the development intelligence as a profession. It examines the structure of the national Intelligence Community and its sixteen agencies. Intelligence preparation of the battle space and the use of sensors as part of the collection process and analytical methodology are briefly explored.

INS 401  Applied Intelligence Research Methods  (3 Credits)  

This course examines the application of intelligence research methods to practical intelligence problems. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, the course will focus on the collection analysis and presentation of data in an environment in which researchers must be cognizant of the potentially classified nature of the information being processed. The course will provide an understanding of the basic concepts of research that will assist students in completing their theses as well as provide skills they need for analysis and problem-solving in their professional careers. The class will consist of lectures as well as practice research problems to ensure students understand how to apply research methods and techniques.

INS 402  Theory of International Relations  (3 Credits)  

This course is a critical survey of the forces and issues shaping contemporary global interdependencies. It addresses resources control and sharing, ethnological and ethical considerations, cultural, religious, and social peculiarities, labor, and armed conflict. The world is connected more today than at any point in history. The global discussion of how to integrate relatively new nation-states into world politics as well as enveloping African, South American, and West Asian economies into the international political economy is just the beginning. Although discussion is beginning, the practicality and movement to these positions has had momentum for the past half century. We will discuss theoretically, how to engage second and third world countries, and how they view that engagement from their perspective.