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Graduate Certificate in U.S. Intelligence Studies

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Bobby Duggleby
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Degree/Certificate Requirements (min. GPA, etc.): This program includes skills and knowledge appropriate for practicing managers and all those interested in emergency management training. Successful completion of the courses applied to the USIS Certificate is defined as a grade of C or higher. Students who receive grades lower than a C in any courses must repeat that course if they wish to have it apply to the USIS certificate.

Accreditation

Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Time or Location Requirements

All courses are offered online and in the classroom of the FSU main campus

Time to Completion

Five Courses

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • PAD5849 U.S. Intelligence Policy (3)
    The Intelligence Policy course is an introduction to the United States Intelligence Community (IC), its significant role within the U.S. government and how intelligence informs and shapes U.S. policy. This class is designed to prepare students interested in national security for additional education in intelligence studies, homeland security, and international affairs. Through lecture, assigned readings, classroom discussion, and guest speakers, we will address the IC and its preeminent role and effect on U.S. policy both domestically and internationally. We will explore the intersections of the IC with Congress, the DNI, the Executive branch, national security law, finance and intelligence sharing.
  • PAD5896 U.S. Intelligence Analysis and Communication (3)
    This course explores the variety of intelligence analysis tools and techniques common to U.S. federal, state, and local agencies, using simulations and activities to understand how raw information is transformed and presented as intelligence. Emphasis will be placed on OSINT analysis, but other-source intelligence will be included based upon industry needs. Additionally, plain language writing and intelligence presentations will be included in learning materials.

Total Credit Hours

15

Program Requirements

This program includes skills and knowledge appropriate for practicing managers and all those interested in emergency management training. Successful completion of the courses applied to the USIS Certificate is defined as a grade of C or higher. Students who receive grades lower than a C in any courses must repeat that course if they wish to have it apply to the USIS certificate.

Fees

Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Summer 2018 Course Offerings

  • PAD5310 Disaster Planning for Urban Poor Communities (3)
    This course discusses the elements that intensify risk where informal and non-permanent settlement housing is prevalent. The course studies government interventions, especially those involving urban planning and policy and and analyzes their repercussions to the social, economic and cultural networks of these communities.
  • PAD5373 Leadership and Communication in Emergency Management (3)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and practices of public information and communication in a risk environment as well as effective leadership principles in an emergency management shared power context.
  • PAD5376 Introduction to Terrorism: Preparedness and Response (3)
    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and practices of terrorism and terrorist events.
  • PAD5377 Advanced Topics in Terrorism (3)
    Prerequisite: PAD5376.
    This course reviews the contemporary evolution of terrorism and the current direction of global terrorism with regards to domestic policies and programs. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
  • PAD5378 Disaster Systems (3)
    This course helps students not only recognize the underlying concepts, principles, and theories inherent in modern disaster response operations, but also comprehend the intricate interdependencies of these systems. Of equal importance is the impact information technology has upon these systems.
  • PAD5389 Disasters: From Shock to Recovery (3)
    This course utilizes multiple case studies to examine the complexity of disaster situations in the United States and internationally. The course covers a different disaster case study every week, focusing on event-specific conditions that created/contributed to the disaster, local preparedness, response and recovery in the aftermath of the event.
  • PAD5397 Foundations of Emergency Management (3)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles and practices of emergency management.
  • PAD5398 Emergency Management Programs, Planning, and Policy (3)
    This course examines functional demands that emergency managers should be aware of in crafting emergency management, policies and programs. Students explore how public policy choices impact emergency planning and the consequences of a disaster event.
  • PAD5835 International and Comparative Disaster Management (3)
    This course discusses practical and theoretical issues associated with international disaster management. Risk, hazards, and disasters are addressed from a global perspective with particular emphasis placed on the differences in key issues between developing and developed countries.
  • PAD5838 Terrorism and Security in Africa (3)
    This course provides an in depth look at the nature and evolution of terrorism in Africa. The course covers topics including recruitment, anti-terrorism agencies/initiatives, the ramifications of colonialism on modern day terrorism, the state of security on the continent, gender roles in terrorism, and state sponsored terrorism.
  • PAD5848 U.S. Intelligence Community (3)
    This course explores the functions and roles of the different players within the U.S. Intelligence Community. Additionally students are acquainted with the processes and platforms for information gathering and analysis and how the developed intelligence is used by policy makers.
  • PAD5898 Global Security and Fusion (3)
    This course examines how the nations of the world unite for a common cause, outlining geo-political and strategic relationships that serve to streamline and facilitate such relationships, the critical importance of U.S. security and intelligence cooperation with our partners and allies, and how our military supports our civilian authorities in a variety of ways toward this end.


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