Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 25, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HMLS 211 - Introduction to Intelligence Studies

Provides a comprehensive overview of intelligence and security issues confronting the United States today.  The course will focus on intelligence and security issues, the functions of the intelligence world - intelligence collection, counterintelligence, information management, critical thinking, and decision-making. It also covers such vital issues as laws and ethics and the emerging threats and challenges that intelligence professionals will face in the future.  PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): HMLS 201  Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  • Define the term “intelligence”.
  • Explain the organization of the U.S. intelligence community, to include the role that federal, local, state, and private agencies play.
  • Describe what “collection” means in the context of intelligence.
  • Define and explain the concept of critical thinking and its importance to analysis.

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