Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Spring 2024



Course Number

DIPL 3460

Course Description

This course examines the history, institutions, people, and processes of intelligence as a critical element of national and international security. Using case studies, it will also look at some of the key intelligence missions, such as strategic warning, counterterrorism, counter proliferation, and counterinsurgency. This course will also look at the reorganization of the intelligence community after 9/11 and how great power rivalry is influencing changes to intelligence. Lectures are important and will include a discussion period in each session as well as extensive use of case studies.