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INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY STUDIES MINOR

(18 Credits)

A minor in intelligence and security studies is designed to enable students to develop an understanding of the intelligence process, its effect on the policy-making process, and the legal and ethical considerations involved in the endeavor.

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The objective of the program is designed to enable students to develop an understanding of the intelligence process, its effect on the policy-making process, and the legal and ethical considerations involved.

1. Develop an understanding about the craft of intelligence and contemporary issues related to homeland and national security.

2. Develop an understanding about the complexities of the relationship between intelligence analysis and the policymaking process, as well as the implications for the broader system of governance.

3. Develop an understanding of the evolution of the field of intelligence by examining its historical evolution, particularly in the U.S. political system.

4. Develop an understanding of the variety of analytical tools and techniques that can be utilized to address security issues in both foreign and domestic contexts.

5. Appreciate the legal and ethical considerations of intelligence in national security policymaking.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who complete the intelligence and security studies minor will be able to:

1. Describe the elements of the intelligence process and how they are related.

2. Explain the role and potential impact of intelligence information on the policymaking process.

3. Analyze the development of the U.S. intelligence community in light of historical trends within American politics and international relations.

4. Identify and describe the major actors who influence the development, acquisition, analysis and dissemination of intelligence information.

5. Analyze and evaluate relevant information to produce intelligence assessments and forecast potential trends on security issues.

6. Evaluate the ethical and legal considerations of intelligence in the contexts of national and homeland security policymaking.

Foundation Requirements (9 Credits)    
POLI 201 American National Government 3
INTEL 300 Introduction to Intelligence Studies 3
INTEL 310 Intelligence Analysis  3
Choose one from the following: (3 Credits)   3
INTEL 311 Intelligence Communications 3
INTEL  312 Intelligence Operations  3
INTEL 330 Introduction to Intelligence and National Security 3
INTEL 335 Homeland Security 3
Area Specialization (3 Credits)    
Choose one from the following:   3
GEOG 425  Geography of Europe  3
GEOG 426 Geography of Latin America 3
HIST 314 The History of Modern Russia and the Soviet Union Since 1855 3
HIST 327 Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union: 1918 to the Present 3
HIST 340 History of East Asia 3
HIST 341 History of Modern Korea 3
HIST 349 Modern China: Reform and Revolution in the Modern Age 3
HIST 445 Postwar Japan: The Political Economy of Rapid Growth 3
POLI 304 Latin America Through Film  3
POLI 320 Introduction to Latin American Civilization (=HIST 355) 3
POLI 321 State and Society in Modern Latin America 3
POLI 327 Women in the Middle East 3
POLI 328 Political Islam 3
POLI 329 Comparative Politics of the Middle East 3
POLI 330 Introduction to the Middle East 3
POLI 331 The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict   3
POLI 332  Conflict in the Persian Gulf   3
POLI 333  Islam and World Politics   3
POLI 334  East Asian Politics   3
POLI 335  Chinese Politics   3
POLI 336 Chinese Foreign Policy and US-Chinese Relations 3
POLI 345 Politcs and Governments of the Middle East 3
POLI 346 Contemporary African Politics 3
POLI 347 Africa in the Global Economy  3
POLI 348 Introduction to Africa 3
POLI 425 The Arab Language, Media and Politics in the Middle East 3
POLI 488 Politics and Governments of Contemporary Latin America 3
POLI 496 Topics in Latin American Politics and Culture 3
RELG 320 Introduction to Buddhism 3
RELG 322 Introduction to Islam 3
SOC 353 Sociology of Crime 3
Electives (3 Credits)    
Choose one from the following:   3
CBAD 203 Fraud Detection 3
CSCI 385 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
ECON 375 Economics and National Security 3
GEOG 400 Geospatial Intelligence 3
HPRO 382 Concepts of Disease 3
INTEL 340 National Security Strategy 3
INTEL 341 Intelligence and War 3
INTEL 343 Terrorism and Political Violence 3
INTEL 423 Terrorist Organizations: Al Qaeda 3
MATH 408 Cryptography 3
POLI 315 International Relations 3
POLI 316 Comparative Politics 3
POLI 318 International Political Economy 3
POLI 339 Diplomacy 3
POLI 340 International Negotiations 3
POLI 341 Contemporary American Foreign Policy (=HIST 377) 3
POLI 353 Comparative Security Issues 3
POLI 355 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
POLI 435 Globalization 3
PSYC 440 Theories of Personality 3
     
Total Credits Required   18
Have questions? Contact:

Frederick Wood
Chair/Associate Professor
(843) 349-6549
fwood@coastal.edu
Brittain Hall 353

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