Subject details

  • Topics
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject 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 commsubjecty environment and its history
  5. explore a case study involving development of intelligence practice.
  • Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assessment 3 (10%)
  • Assignment 4 - Assessment 4 (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • MAQ-PIC831

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Foundations of Modern Intelligence

This subject considers how and why the practices of intelligence professionals and the organisations in which those professionals work have changed over time. It covers both ancient and modern intelligence, but focuses mostly on the post-World War II era. In surveying this history of intelligence as part of the broader development of national security policies and institutions, the subject provides context for some of the debates and discussions around intelligence today. In closely examining selected case studies of intelligence success and failure, students will develop their own skills in historical and analytical thinking, skills that are integral elements of intelligence tradecraft

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