Recognise how the intelligence function sits within the dynamic contexts of national security, law enforcement, military and foreign domains. Compare Australian and selected international intelligence communities.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of intelligence
demonstrate higher order communication skills including the ability to formulate sustained, persuasive and original written and oral arguments
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
evaluate how the intelligence function fits within the dynamic national security context
explore a case study requiring a Futures assessment.
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject is previously known as PICX845 Intelligence Theory and Practice.
This subject exposes students to the diverse areas of intelligence and to intelligence process methodologies in a variety of contexts. It discusses the essential characteristics of intelligence systems and examines how the intelligence function fits within a dynamic national security context, situating the intelligence function within the Law Enforcement, Foreign, National Security and Military domains. The subject examines the Australian and selected international intelligence communities.