- Course Number:
- CJA 234
- Course Title:
- National Security and Intelligence
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Course DescriptionProvides a foundation on the collection, analysis and dissemination of information related to threats to the nation in an attempt to facilitate informed decision-making, policies and appropriate operational response while at the same time maintaining respect for the Constitution and privacy of the American people. Introduces security management of disasters and threats to the national infrastructure. Prerequisites: WR 121 and CJA 111. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
- Review threat information using structured analytic techniques to help avoid intelligence failure.
- Better understand the intentions and capabilities of adversaries in order to help properly assess and respond to potential threats and disasters.
- Disseminate collected information to the full spectrum of homeland security customers at all levels.
- Manage security at crisis situations through proper appraisal and evaluation of necessary response mechanisms.
Course Activities and Design
- Classroom Lecture
- Guest speakers
- Films and videos
- Role playing scenarios
- Group discussions
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Methods of assessment may include the following: examinations, quizzes, an interview assignment report, research papers, class participation, role playing feedback, oral presentations and group activities.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Homeland Security Agencies
- National Security
- Terrorism Prevention
- Intelligence Gathering and Analysis
- Decision Making