Foundations of Modern Intelligence - 2016

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Unit summary

PICX813

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 3
  • Availability for 2017: Sem1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (25%) , Assignment 2 (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 3,120.00
International 3,370.00

This unit was previously known as Intelligence Analysis: Concepts and Applications.

This unit is the foundation for studies in intelligence and provides students with a thorough understanding of the long-term history of intelligence, looking at specific themes broken down by political, economic, social, technological and military categories. Students will consider the effects and contributions of certain technological advances on the intelligence profession, both from a collection and an analysis perspective. The unit will provide a broader perspective on the intelligence environment, including a deeper look at the future of intelligence.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of intelligence
  2. demonstrate higher order communication skills including the ability to formulate sustained, persuasive and original written and oral arguments
  3. model academic research skills, particularly the ability to select sources appropriately to integrate knowledge from diverse sources, to critically evaluate its significance and relevance, synthesise material and present finding logically, rationally and lucidly
  4. evaluate aspects of the intelligence community environment and its history
  5. explore a case study involving development of intelligence practice.
  • Assignment 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 (50%)
  • Participation (5%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • PIC831 — Intelligence Analysis: Concepts and Applications
  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1The history of intelligence
2technological impacts in the context of Ancient-to-Modern History (Pre-WWII)
3WWII-to-Cold War; Cold War
4Cold War
5Post-Cold War
6Post-9/11 to present
7Future environments
8the evolving nature of modern intelligence

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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