Master's in Applied Intelligence

On-Campus Course Schedule for Spring 2021

10 May 11:30am-1:30pm ET
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07 Jun 12-1pm ET
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While the SCS campus remains closed, on-campus classes will continue to be held remotely. These courses usually run during their regularly scheduled time and are held in synchronous sessions conducted via Zoom. Students should work with their academic advisors to develop course schedules that meet their academic and personal needs.

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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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-705-01
  • CRN: 38111
  • Instructor: Yayla, A.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-620-01

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-620-01
  • CRN: 38930
  • Instructor: Goldsmith Romero, A.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-620-02

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-620-02
  • CRN: 40926
  • Instructor: Lewis, K.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-900-01

Capstone

See section description for more details

Note: This is an on-campus capstone project for students interested in completing an applied research paper. This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed. Students interested in the course must submit a proposal to the faculty director and have it approved before registering for the course. Students are also responsible for finding a dedicated faculty member to supervise their project. Please contact the department at mpsai@georgetown.edu for the project proposal and guidelines.

  • Course #: MPAI-900-01
  • CRN: 39056
  • Instructor: Lemieux, F.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-730-01   Canceled

Competitive Intelligence Organization Design

Competitive intelligence analysis is the process that agencies and organizations use to assess their institutional strengths and weaknesses relative to peer organizations. Students in this course gain insight into how competitive intelligence informs and supports an organization’s ongoing strategy. Throughout the course, students examine case studies and the history of competitive analysis in both government and industry. By the end of this course, students will be able to gather organizational data, interpret relevant data, and evaluate and recommend organizational strategies based on their research. The course places a strong emphasis on the development and application of data analysis and presentation skills.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-730-01
  • CRN: 40932
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-785-01

Counterintelligence

Counterintelligence refers to the activities aiming at identifying and counteracting threats to the security of an organization or a state actor. In this course, students will learn about strategic and operational counterintelligence activities as well as defensive and offensive countermeasures. The course content covers foreign collection methods, influence operations, sabotage, economic espionage, and cyber intrusions. Students will learn from case study and discuss the future of counterintelligence in a global and digital environment.

  • Course #: MPAI-785-01
  • CRN: 41117
  • Instructor: Edge, C.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-770-01
  • CRN: 36663
  • Instructor: Holcomb, J.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-780-01   Canceled

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-780-01
  • CRN: 38109
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-775-01

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-775-01
  • CRN: 40938
  • Instructor: Moriarty, K.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-720-01

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-720-01
  • CRN: 40931
  • Instructor: Bailey, E.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-500-01
  • CRN: 38084
  • Instructor: Marianos, R.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-500-02

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: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-500-02
  • CRN: 40922
  • Instructor: Gallagher, B.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-740-01

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-740-01
  • CRN: 38110
  • Instructor: Abouzeid, S.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-750-01

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-750-01
  • CRN: 40936
  • Instructor: Nguyen, P.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-600-01
  • CRN: 36243
  • Instructor: Burke, P.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-600-02

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-600-02
  • CRN: 40924
  • Instructor: Sharma, R.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-745-01

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-745-01
  • CRN: 40934
  • Instructor: Harvin, D.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-700-01
  • CRN: 36383
  • Instructor: Ziobro, D.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-610-01
  • CRN: 38108
  • Instructor: Robbins, M.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-760-01

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-760-01
  • CRN: 40937
  • Instructor: McCoy, R.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-630-01

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-630-01
  • CRN: 38861
  • Instructor: Kavanagh, J.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-630-02

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.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-630-02
  • CRN: 40928
  • Instructor: Noland, B.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – May 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM