CRIM 490: Special Topics

CRIM 490-001: Writing & Briefing Skills in the Intelligence Community
(Fall 2017)

09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR

Innovation Hall 129

Section Information for Fall 2017

This course will enable students to hone their writing, briefing and analytical skills in a national security context. Writing assignments will mirror the processes that intelligence professionals use to develop and refine their analysis and communications for both individual and cooperative assessments. Through a series of in-class exercises, students will produce clear, concise and analytically rigorous communications, reports and briefings, both individually and as a team member. Students will develop the ability to assess the needs of the audience, structure the information for the particular communication, analyses, or briefing, develop a communication style, and present ideas with clarity and confidence under pressure.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended students complete the following prior to enrollment:

  • CRIM 310 and CRIM 312

This topic is approved to apply toward the following concentration(s):

  • Homeland Security and Justice (HSJ)

This topic is approved to apply toward the following minor:

  • Intelligence Analysis 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-3

Recent developments in the field. Notes: Topics vary. May be used to fulfill requirements for different concentrations in the BS in criminology, law, and society depending on the topic. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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