INT 584 Area Studies Analysis

This course presents the primary role of the political analyst and the tools used in analysis. Students will conduct research on intelligence  related  political  issues and learn how to weigh a variety of factors influencing how a political situation is likely to develop. The student also considers how the analyst evaluates information and determines probabilities for various situations. Finally, the student investigates how to handle low-probability, high-impact situations from an analytical standpoint.

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

Conduct investigative research of open source information for the completion of an area study analysis. 

Demonstrate specialized knowledge through cultural and historical perspectives on a contemporary and emergent threat, challenge, and issue that relates to a specific area other than your country of citizenship.

Evaluate a strategic threat, issue or challenge specific to an area using advanced qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods analysis skills.

Demonstrate the ability to explain a threat, issue or challenge to a policy maker from the perspective of another through an area study analysis. 

Conduct investigative research of open source information for the completion of an area study analysis. 

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