INT 315 Open Source Research

Individual course cost: $1,251

This course provides an introduction to accessing and analyzing open sources. Open sources include all sources of information that are not subject to secret classification, including newspapers, websites, academic journals, scholarly and journalistic books, pamphlets, and broadcasts. Students will learn to apply principles of sound research and evaluation to a wide spectrum of source materials, to identify and describe their strengths and weaknesses, and to interpret the material obtained from them properly, while keeping potentially large amounts of information organized and accessible.

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Define Open Source Intelligence as it relates to the Intelligence Cycle and National Intelligence Requirements.

Discuss the value and importance of Open Source Intelligence as it relates to both Foreign National Intelligence and Domestic Intelligence.

Show how Open Source Intelligence is used across the Intelligence Community spectrum.

Demonstrate Open Source Intelligence methods via field exercises.

Demonstrate fluency in navigating Open Source Intelligence resources.

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