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MPAI-620-140

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-620-141

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-900-140

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-900-140
  • CRN: 16974
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Kavanagh, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019

MPAI-900-141

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-900-141
  • CRN: 17059
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Thomas, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019

MPAI-901-01

Capstone: Independent Study

  • Course #: MPAI-901-01
  • CRN: 17155
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Lemieux, F.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-730-201

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.

  • Course #: MPAI-730-201
  • CRN: 17102
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Tao, T.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2019

MPAI-770-101

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-770-101
  • CRN: 16973
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Pak, C.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2019

MPAI-770-102   Canceled

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-770-102
  • CRN: 17060
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2019

MPAI-720-140

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-720-140
  • CRN: 16972
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Bailey, E.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019

MPAI-720-141   Canceled

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-720-141
  • CRN: 17062
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019

MPAI-500-140

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 requirement for the MPS-AI degree. Minimum grade required is "B" to continue eligibility toward graduation.

  • Course #: MPAI-500-140
  • CRN: 16471
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Gallagher, B.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019

MPAI-500-141

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-500-141
  • CRN: 17070
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Goulet, D.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019

MPAI-735-101

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-735-101
  • CRN: 17101
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Abouzeid, S.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 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: 16570
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Saunders, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2019

MPAI-750-102   Canceled

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: 17063
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 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: 16977
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Domenech, E.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2019

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: 16473
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Sharma, R.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 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: 17069
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Sharma, R.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2019

MPAI-600-40

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-600-40
  • CRN: 16970
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Rovnak, M.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

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: 16481
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Sutherland, D.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2019

MPAI-745-202

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-745-202
  • CRN: 17067
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Marianos, R.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2019

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: 16475
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Zulauf, B.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 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: 17065
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Spahija, J.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2019

MPAI-610-40

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-610-40
  • CRN: 16971
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Zulauf, B.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPAI-755-140

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.

Note: Foundation requirement for the MPS-AI degree. Minimum grade require is "B" to continue eligibility toward graduation.

  • Course #: MPAI-755-140
  • CRN: 16544
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Crowther, K.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019

MPAI-755-40   Canceled

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-755-40
  • CRN: 16548
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Brooks, C.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

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: 16546
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Thomas, J.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2019

MPAI-760-202   Canceled

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-760-202
  • CRN: 17061
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2019

MPAI-760-40

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: Additional 90-min. distance learning component required.

  • Course #: MPAI-760-40
  • CRN: 16549
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Lemieux, F.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

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: 16479
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Kavanagh, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 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: 17066
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Marianos, R.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2019