Intelligence : Theory and Practice
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.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject is previously known as Practice of Modern Intelligence.
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.
- Assessment 1 (30%)
- Assessment 2 (20%)
- Assessment 3 (50%)