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MPAI-705-01

Counterterrorism and Intelligence

This course examines the role of intelligence analysis and how it is used in current counterterrorism efforts. Students develop extensive knowledge of the roles of intelligence agencies in assessing terrorist threats and how government agencies, military personnel, and local police collaborate to address these threats. In addition, students examine and critique domestic counterterrorism efforts employed since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Course #: MPAI-705-01
  • CRN: 34347
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Kavanagh, J.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-705-101

Counterterrorism and Intelligence

This course examines the role of intelligence analysis and how it is used in current counterterrorism efforts. Students develop extensive knowledge of the roles of intelligence agencies in assessing terrorist threats and how government agencies, military personnel, and local police collaborate to address these threats. In addition, students examine and critique domestic counterterrorism efforts employed since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Course #: MPAI-705-101
  • CRN: 37479
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Yayla, A.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Oct 21, 2019

MPAI-620-101

Applied Intelligence Communications

This course focuses on oral and written communication skills in applied intelligence. Students will learn how to communicate information effectively to leaders and decision makers in areas of law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business intelligence. Students will learn about practical techniques and concepts for producing reports, briefs, and infographics relevant to each of these fields within applied intelligence.


MPAI-620-102

Applied Intelligence Communications

This course focuses on oral and written communication skills in applied intelligence. Students will learn how to communicate information effectively to leaders and decision makers in areas of law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business intelligence. Students will learn about practical techniques and concepts for producing reports, briefs, and infographics relevant to each of these fields within applied intelligence.


MPAI-900-101

Capstone

The Capstone course provides an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the program by producing a substantive piece of work under the tutelage of an industry advisor and program faculty. Projects are aligned with students’ chosen areas of interest in either public sector or private sector intelligence. Students have the opportunity to present their work to relevant professionals for review and feedback. Each student receives assistance in devising a strategy to support the topic of interest, consistent with the course goals, by semester’s end. Classroom assignments and lectures also focus on preparing students for successful careers in intelligence analysis.

  • Course #: MPAI-900-101
  • CRN: 34357
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Thomas, J.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPAI-900-102

Capstone

The Capstone course provides an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the program by producing a substantive piece of work under the tutelage of an industry advisor and program faculty. Projects are aligned with students’ chosen areas of interest in either public sector or private sector intelligence. Students have the opportunity to present their work to relevant professionals for review and feedback. Each student receives assistance in devising a strategy to support the topic of interest, consistent with the course goals, by semester’s end. Classroom assignments and lectures also focus on preparing students for successful careers in intelligence analysis.

  • Course #: MPAI-900-102
  • CRN: 37290
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Kavanagh, J.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPAI-900-103

Capstone

The Capstone course provides an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the program by producing a substantive piece of work under the tutelage of an industry advisor and program faculty. Projects are aligned with students’ chosen areas of interest in either public sector or private sector intelligence. Students have the opportunity to present their work to relevant professionals for review and feedback. Each student receives assistance in devising a strategy to support the topic of interest, consistent with the course goals, by semester’s end. Classroom assignments and lectures also focus on preparing students for successful careers in intelligence analysis.

  • Course #: MPAI-900-103
  • CRN: 37666
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Lemieux, F.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPAI-770-01

Cyber Defense Analysis

In this course, students use data gathered from diverse information system protection tools to analyze events, detect malicious activities and recommend countermeasures. Students will learn how to conduct vulnerability assessment across a variety of information systems and exploitation platforms. They will learn how to analyze data from intrusion incidents, assess system integrity, and interpret information collected to establish attribution and mitigation measures.

  • Course #: MPAI-770-01
  • CRN: 36234
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Saunders, J.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-770-201

Cyber Defense Analysis

In this course, students use data gathered from diverse information system protection tools to analyze events, detect malicious activities and recommend countermeasures. Students will learn how to conduct vulnerability assessment across a variety of information systems and exploitation platforms. They will learn how to analyze data from intrusion incidents, assess system integrity, and interpret information collected to establish attribution and mitigation measures.

  • Course #: MPAI-770-201
  • CRN: 36235
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Holcomb, J.
  • Dates: Oct 23 – Dec 16, 2019

MPAI-780-01

Cyber Surv. Op&Legal; Framework

Cyber Surveillance Operation & Legal Framework Cyber surveillance operations are indispensable to collect the information necessary to anticipate, discover and investigate malicious activities on the Internet. This course prepares students to execute surveillance and counter-surveillance operations and learn about the different phases of cyber surveillance operations including planning, targeting, collecting and terminating. Students will also study legal implications and apply diverse regulations to the conduct of cyber surveillance operations.

  • Course #: MPAI-780-01
  • CRN: 36236
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Pak, C.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-780-201

Cyber Surv. Op&Legal; Framework

Cyber Surveillance Operation & Legal Framework Cyber surveillance operations are indispensable to collect the information necessary to anticipate, discover and investigate malicious activities on the Internet. This course prepares students to execute surveillance and counter-surveillance operations and learn about the different phases of cyber surveillance operations including planning, targeting, collecting and terminating. Students will also study legal implications and apply diverse regulations to the conduct of cyber surveillance operations.

  • Course #: MPAI-780-201
  • CRN: 36237
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Pak, C.
  • Dates: Oct 23 – Dec 16, 2019

MPAI-775-101

Cyber Threat Intelligence

This course focuses on profiling adversaries in the cyber space (hackers, organized crime, insiders, foreign states) and analyzing techniques, tools and processes they are using to perpetrate attacks against critical assets. Students will be able to develop threat indicators, determine potential implications for existing information systems and exploitation systems, and formulate advice on how to neutralize threats or thwart possible attacks.

  • Course #: MPAI-775-101
  • CRN: 36946
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Moriarity, K.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Oct 21, 2019

MPAI-720-101

Electronic Intelligence Analysis

Today, effective intelligence analysts must be able to gather data from various electronic sources and draw insights from this information. This course focuses on equipping students with the skills to understand what data might need to be collected and how to analyze data from a variety of electronic sources—including metadata from telephones and signals data from radio and satellite sources. Students also review the controversial nature of electronic intelligence collection in light of recent public disclosures and controversies. Finally, students gain insights into the history of electronic intelligence analysis and learn how intelligence professionals employ these electronic intelligence techniques today.

  • Course #: MPAI-720-101
  • CRN: 36231
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Bailey, E.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPAI-500-01

Ethics in Applied Intelligence

The Ethics course is a core course in all of SCS’s MPS programs. In the first part of this course, students are introduced to appropriate ethical methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all intelligence professionals have toward themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of intelligence professionals among other law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience in decision-making surrounding ethical issues. Course discussions will center on issues involving privacy and confidential or sensitive information. During their final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

  • Course #: MPAI-500-01
  • CRN: 33134
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Marianos, R.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-500-101

Ethics in Applied Intelligence

The Ethics course is a core course in all of SCS’s MPS programs. In the first part of this course, students are introduced to appropriate ethical methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all intelligence professionals have toward themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of intelligence professionals among other law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience in decision-making surrounding ethical issues. Course discussions will center on issues involving privacy and confidential or sensitive information. During their final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

Note: Core requirements for MPS-AI degree. Minimum grade required is "B" to continue eligibility toward graduation.

  • Course #: MPAI-500-101
  • CRN: 32216
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Gallagher, B.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPAI-500-102

Ethics in Applied Intelligence

The Ethics course is a core course in all of SCS’s MPS programs. In the first part of this course, students are introduced to appropriate ethical methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all intelligence professionals have toward themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of intelligence professionals among other law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience in decision-making surrounding ethical issues. Course discussions will center on issues involving privacy and confidential or sensitive information. During their final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

  • Course #: MPAI-500-102
  • CRN: 36898
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Goulet, D.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPAI-500-103

Ethics in Applied Intelligence

The Ethics course is a core course in all of SCS’s MPS programs. In the first part of this course, students are introduced to appropriate ethical methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all intelligence professionals have toward themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of intelligence professionals among other law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience in decision-making surrounding ethical issues. Course discussions will center on issues involving privacy and confidential or sensitive information. During their final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

  • Course #: MPAI-500-103
  • CRN: 37313
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Ziobro, D.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPAI-500-104

Ethics in Applied Intelligence

The Ethics course is a core course in all of SCS’s MPS programs. In the first part of this course, students are introduced to appropriate ethical methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all intelligence professionals have toward themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of intelligence professionals among other law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience in decision-making surrounding ethical issues. Course discussions will center on issues involving privacy and confidential or sensitive information. During their final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

  • Course #: MPAI-500-104
  • CRN: 37589
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Guernsey, B.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPAI-735-01

Global Competitive Intelligence

This course examines Competitive Intelligence (CI) as the collection and analysis of information to anticipate competitive activity, see past market disruptions, and dispassionately interpret events in a global perspective. In addition students will develop techniques to develop analysis, which provides insight into marketplace dynamics and challenges in a structured, disciplined, and ethical manner using published and non-published sources.

  • Course #: MPAI-735-01
  • CRN: 36232
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Abouzeid, S.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-740-201

Info Sci:Competitive Intellige

This course examines how information science and competitive intelligence are both concerned with the gathering, manipulation, classification, storage, and retrieval of recorded knowledge for analysis and utilization. Students will have practical experience with case studies that demonstrate the need to develop information systems that can acquire, organize, maintain, and disseminate information with minimum effort and costs to users through adjusting the traditional perspectives substantially.

  • Course #: MPAI-740-201
  • CRN: 36902
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Westbrook, K.
  • Dates: Oct 23 – Dec 16, 2019

MPAI-750-101

Information Security

This course provides theoretical and applied foundations of information security and assurance. Students will study various types of cyber-crime and vulnerabilities of government computer systems and information networks and learn about strategies for the protection of information and computer systems and how to mitigate and respond to breaches of those systems.

  • Course #: MPAI-750-101
  • CRN: 34350
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Nguyen, P.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Oct 21, 2019

MPAI-750-102

Information Security

This course provides theoretical and applied foundations of information security and assurance. Students will study various types of cyber-crime and vulnerabilities of government computer systems and information networks and learn about strategies for the protection of information and computer systems and how to mitigate and respond to breaches of those systems.

  • Course #: MPAI-750-102
  • CRN: 37330
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Nguyen, P.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Oct 21, 2019

MPAI-710-201

Intelligence Analysis of Organized Crime

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the unique issues surrounding investigations into organized crime by local and international law enforcement agencies. With a special emphasis on network analysis and an introduction to RICO statutes and insights into money laundering, techniques, tactics and procedures for detecting coercion, tampering, and other common aspects or organized crime, students will see how investigating and processing intelligence for organized crime both overlaps and is different from national security analytical work.

  • Course #: MPAI-710-201
  • CRN: 36230
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Domenech, E.
  • Dates: Oct 23 – Dec 16, 2019

MPAI-600-01

Introduction to Applied Intelligence

This course provides a thorough understanding of intelligence analysis as a field and the tools and techniques associated with intelligence as related to law enforcement, homeland security, cybersecurity, and competitive business intelligence. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental intelligence concepts and learn how to develop an intelligence strategy, select frameworks and tools for gathering and processing relevant data, and present findings in an effective manner. Assignments include case study assessment and the creation of a strategic intelligence plan.

  • Course #: MPAI-600-01
  • CRN: 36229
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Burke, P.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-600-101

Introduction to Applied Intelligence

This course provides a thorough understanding of intelligence analysis as a field and the tools and techniques associated with intelligence as related to law enforcement, homeland security, cybersecurity, and competitive business intelligence. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental intelligence concepts and learn how to develop an intelligence strategy, select frameworks and tools for gathering and processing relevant data, and present findings in an effective manner. Assignments include case study assessment and the creation of a strategic intelligence plan.

  • Course #: MPAI-600-101
  • CRN: 32217
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Sharma, R.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Oct 21, 2019

MPAI-600-102

Introduction to Applied Intelligence

This course provides a thorough understanding of intelligence analysis as a field and the tools and techniques associated with intelligence as related to law enforcement, homeland security, cybersecurity, and competitive business intelligence. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental intelligence concepts and learn how to develop an intelligence strategy, select frameworks and tools for gathering and processing relevant data, and present findings in an effective manner. Assignments include case study assessment and the creation of a strategic intelligence plan.

  • Course #: MPAI-600-102
  • CRN: 36905
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Spahija, J.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Oct 21, 2019

MPAI-600-201

Introduction to Applied Intelligence

This course provides a thorough understanding of intelligence analysis as a field and the tools and techniques associated with intelligence as related to law enforcement, homeland security, cybersecurity, and competitive business intelligence. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental intelligence concepts and learn how to develop an intelligence strategy, select frameworks and tools for gathering and processing relevant data, and present findings in an effective manner. Assignments include case study assessment and the creation of a strategic intelligence plan.

  • Course #: MPAI-600-201
  • CRN: 37314
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Sharma, R.
  • Dates: Oct 23 – Dec 16, 2019

MPAI-600-202

Introduction to Applied Intelligence

This course provides a thorough understanding of intelligence analysis as a field and the tools and techniques associated with intelligence as related to law enforcement, homeland security, cybersecurity, and competitive business intelligence. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental intelligence concepts and learn how to develop an intelligence strategy, select frameworks and tools for gathering and processing relevant data, and present findings in an effective manner. Assignments include case study assessment and the creation of a strategic intelligence plan.

  • Course #: MPAI-600-202
  • CRN: 37591
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Noland, B.
  • Dates: Oct 23 – Dec 16, 2019

MPAI-745-201

Introduction to Homeland Security

This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge about policy, organizations, legal issues, crisis communications, fear management, and current management approaches related to homeland security.

  • Course #: MPAI-745-201
  • CRN: 36233
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Harvin, D.
  • Dates: Oct 23 – Dec 16, 2019

MPAI-700-01

Law Enforcement Intelligence Operations

This course provides students the hands on opportunity via case studies to understand that law enforcement intelligence is not vast amounts of collected information; rather, it is information which has been comprehensively and logically analyzed. This analysis gives raw information its meaning and role in the larger puzzle of police responsibility. Students will have hands on opportunities to work through actual situations and scenarios to understand how intelligence can inform law enforcement operations.

  • Course #: MPAI-700-01
  • CRN: 34345
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Ziobro, D.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-610-01

Psychology of Applied Intelligence

This course examines the mental machinery behind intelligence analysis and focuses the learner on understanding the fundamental thought processes behind how our mental machinery works in an analytical setting. With specific focus on critical thinking and understanding and moving beyond biases, the course provides students with an opportunity to examine cases in which objectivity and critical thinking have not been present and allows students to explore how those case studies would have been different with an understanding of the psychology behind intelligence analytics.

  • Course #: MPAI-610-01
  • CRN: 33138
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Lemieux, F.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-610-201

Psychology of Applied Intelligence

This course examines the mental machinery behind intelligence analysis and focuses the learner on understanding the fundamental thought processes behind how our mental machinery works in an analytical setting. With specific focus on critical thinking and understanding and moving beyond biases, the course provides students with an opportunity to examine cases in which objectivity and critical thinking have not been present and allows students to explore how those case studies would have been different with an understanding of the psychology behind intelligence analytics.

  • Course #: MPAI-610-201
  • CRN: 36904
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Spahija, J.
  • Dates: Oct 23 – Dec 16, 2019

MPAI-610-202

Psychology of Applied Intelligence

This course examines the mental machinery behind intelligence analysis and focuses the learner on understanding the fundamental thought processes behind how our mental machinery works in an analytical setting. With specific focus on critical thinking and understanding and moving beyond biases, the course provides students with an opportunity to examine cases in which objectivity and critical thinking have not been present and allows students to explore how those case studies would have been different with an understanding of the psychology behind intelligence analytics.

  • Course #: MPAI-610-202
  • CRN: 35378
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Zulauf, B.
  • Dates: Oct 23 – Dec 16, 2019

MPAI-755-101

Risk Management

This course will provide students with the skills needed to assess and respond to an organization's exposure to risk as related to homeland security. Students will learn how to model, measure, and assess undesirable risks and reduce risks relevant to large organizations with public obligations across criminal justice disciplines and in public-private security collaborations.

  • Course #: MPAI-755-101
  • CRN: 34352
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Crowther, K.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPAI-760-201

Unconventional Threats/Counter-terrorism

This course will build students’ analytical skills to examine policy issues in strategic counterterrorism planning, particularly in the use of applied technologies within the context of civil jurisdiction and rule of law. Students will discuss policy issues that address the balance and tension between security and civil liberties to effectively counter terrorism.

  • Course #: MPAI-760-201
  • CRN: 34354
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Thomas, J.
  • Dates: Oct 23 – Dec 16, 2019

MPAI-630-101

Understanding Intelligence Collection

Before conducting threat assessments or making strategic recommendations, intelligence analysts must first collect data relevant to their goal. Learning objectives for this course include demonstrating knowledge of proper techniques for various types of intelligence projects, such as open-source intelligence, human intelligence, and imagery intelligence. Students develop the fundamental skills and abilities involved in assessing the accuracy and relevance of collected intelligence. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and use the different means of intelligence collection to resolve a variety of challenges.

  • Course #: MPAI-630-101
  • CRN: 34344
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Marianos, R.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Oct 21, 2019

MPAI-630-102

Understanding Intelligence Collection

Before conducting threat assessments or making strategic recommendations, intelligence analysts must first collect data relevant to their goal. Learning objectives for this course include demonstrating knowledge of proper techniques for various types of intelligence projects, such as open-source intelligence, human intelligence, and imagery intelligence. Students develop the fundamental skills and abilities involved in assessing the accuracy and relevance of collected intelligence. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and use the different means of intelligence collection to resolve a variety of challenges.

  • Course #: MPAI-630-102
  • CRN: 37590
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Carroll, J.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Oct 21, 2019