National Security and Intelligence Program Course Descriptions



HIST 1107 United States History I
Examines the main outlines of American History from pre-Columbian native American cultures to the end of the Civil War with emphasis on the Colonial, Revolutionary, Early Republic, and Civil War eras.

HIST 1108 United States History II
Examines the main outlines of American History from Reconstruction to the present with emphasis on the political, social, cultural, economic and diplomatic forces that contribute to America’s emergence as the world’s leading industrial democracy.

HIST 2213 World Civilizations III
An intermediate-level survey of worldwide historical developments from the French Revolution of 1789 to the present era, emphasizing major civilizations and the modern growth of global interdependence. Recommended for sophomores and well-prepared freshman.

HIST 3301 History of Intelligence and National Security
An intermediate-level survey course of the origins, developmental milestones, important events and policies that shaped the United States intelligence infrastructure. Discussion of National Security policy and actions that have been implemented and analysis of the effectiveness. This course will develop skills in research, editing, writing, and presentations. Students will be required to research assigned topics, collect documentation, edit references, write an analysis of a proposed course of action, and support a recommended course of action in an oral briefing with graphic slides. The format of the course is designed to acquaint the student to the time sensitive and volatile nature of collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of intelligence information.

HIST 3310 Diplomatic and Military History of the United States
The foreign relations of the United States and the development of basic American foreign policies from the colonial background to the super-power status of the present day, with special attention to war and its foreign-policy consequences. PR: History 1107, 1108

SOCY 2240 or POLI 2240 Nonparametric Statistics
Introduces the student to the fundamental principles of descriptive and inferential statistics with an emphasis on the analysis of nominal and ordinal data. These areas include non-parametric tests of significance, scaling, coding, and a discussion of hypothesis construction (Credit in either Political Science or Sociology) PR: Math 1107 or 1111 or 1115 with a grad of ‘C’ or better.

POLI 1103 American Government
A survey of the American political system dealing with the form and function of the American federal system.

POLI 2201 Principles of International Relations
A study designed to acquaint the student with the theory and practice of international relations.

POLI 2203 Comparative Government
A survey designed to give a broad general acquaintance with the political institutions and government practices of certain nations.

POLI 2204 Introduction to Public Administration
An introductory study of the origins, structures, and processes of government administration. PR: POLI 1103.

POLI 3310 Recent Political Theory
An analysis of the development and theoretical foundations of three major ideologies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Communism, Fascism, and Democracy.

POLI 3340 Political Science Research Methods
This course is designed to introduce the student to the methods of conducting replicable research in political science. Concepts introduced include research design, literature review, measurement criteria, data gathering, analysis, and validity. The course will consist of lectures and exercises in the classroom, library, and computer lab. PR: 2240.


CRJU 4410 Research in Criminal Justice
Interaction of theory, research, and practice in the criminal justice process; purposes and limits of research; introduction to research design, data collection, analytic techniques, data processing resources, and preparation of research reports. PR: Junior or Senior status.

POLI 3350 International Law and Organization
A study of the structure and functions of international institutions and legal processes involved in the effort to maintain peace and security in the world.

POLI 4405 Terrorism
A course designed to give the student and understanding of the problem of terrorism and political violence. The course will define terrorism; examine its origins, characteristics, nature and trends; analyze in detail various terrorist organizations, and address selected problems in the response to terrorism.

CRJU 4405 Terrorism
A course designed to give the student an understanding of the problem of terrorism and political violence. The course will define terrorism; examine its origins, characteristics, nature and trends; analyze in detail various terrorist organizations, and address selected problems in the response to terrorism. (Credit in Criminal Justice or Political Science).

PHIL 3350 Comparative Religions
Description and analysis of the philosophical thought underlying the major religions of the world.

SSCI 1101 Introduction to Intelligence Research
This course will integrate lecture and applications designed to develop basic skills in writing, research, analytical and presentations skills. The course will include lectures, discussions, and computer research design projects.

SSCI 4450 Intelligence Research and Analysis Senior Seminar/Project
A capstone course which requires students to explore in depth case studies related to intelligence research and analysis in the areas of national security, law enforcement, industrial security, and cyber (information technology) security. Students will be required to collect information, assess vulnerabilities, develop sources, analyze data, write reports, maintain case files, prepare and give oral briefings, and defend recommended courses of action. Students will be supervised in the performance of a directed research project in conjunction with field work at a sponsoring agency. The objective will be an individual project which leads to a publishable intelligence product, enhances intelligence skills, or provides a unique service to a project mentor or organization. Student performance will be evaluated by a committee of faculty members. Input regarding the student’s performance will be invited and encouraged from the sponsoring agency. PR: Senior standing or permission of instructor.


ECON3302 Intermediate Economic Analysis: Macroeconomics
National income, as a measure of economic activity, is descriptively and theoretically analyzed. Examination of theories of consumption and investment spending including monetary demand and supply are integrated with current economic problems to explain the level of employment and prices. PR: ECON 2201, 2202

CRJU 2236 Criminal Investigation
This course will survey the fundamental techniques of criminal investigation. Students will be exposed to the history of criminal investigation and criminalistic, interviewing, and interrogation, physical evidence, crime scene procedures, crime analysis, investigation techniques, report writing and case preparation, and courtroom testimony. PR: CRJU 1100

CRJU 2246 Criminal Evidence
Constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure, post-conviction treatment; origin, development, philosophy, constitutional basis of evidence, and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility; judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case studies; focus upon the case study approach. PR: CRJU 1100

CRJU 3310 Comparative Criminal Justice
The objective of this course is to provide materials that will allow students to understand and respect the institutions and procedures of other countries and to familiarize them with international efforts to control and investigate crime. The study of other countries’ criminal justice systems will also provide students with a foundation of knowledge that will lead to an understanding of foreign visitors’ and immigrants’ world view based on their experiences of criminal justice systems and procedures prior to their arrival in the United States. PR: CRJU 1100

SSCI 2200 Field Experience Practicum in IRA
A supervised professional study conducted in the Intelligence Research Analysis field setting. PR: Permission of the Instructor

Language related culture and history courses.