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HLND 1180 - Intelligence Analysis & Security Management

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

HLND 1180 examines intelligence analysis and its indispensable relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks, man‑made disasters, and natural disasters. It also explores vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors, as well as the threats posed to these institutions by terrorists, man‑made disasters, and natural disasters. Students will discuss substantive issues regarding intelligence support of homeland security measures implemented by the United States and explore how the intelligence community operates.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon the completion of this course students will understand effective Intelligence analysis in both theory and practice.


  1. Outline basic intelligence policies and functions of the United States Government.
  2. Recognize basic intelligence gathering techniques and analysis.
  3. Assess the foundation and goals for security.
  4. Translates the various meanings and scope of intelligence, intelligence gathering and intelligence operations.
  5. Demonstrate operational knowledge of intelligence gathering and analysis pertinent to homeland security and other threats facing government and private sectors.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this class students will be able to conduct critical thinking and problem solving as it relates to intelligence analysis.


  1. Evaluate the dependability and reliability of source information.
  2. Translate specific methods and or techniques for obtaining intelligence, synthesizing it, and analyzing it.
  3. Understand intelligence of critical judgment and evidentiary analysis.
  4. Recognize ethical and professional behaviors to intelligence gathering and operations.
  5. Demonstrate problem solving using specific research, analysis and interpretation of intelligence documents, reports, data, graphs, photographs, and other significant intelligence materials.
  6. Assemble and analyze intelligence information quickly and select relevant data in order to ascertain and respond to critical threats and activities.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course students will be able to understand and interact with a global perspective of society as it relates to terrorist and disaster events.


  1. Recognize the meaning and purposes for the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-458).
  2. Define various forms of intelligence, formulate predictions and forecast terrorist activities.
  3. Identify, describe and analyze threats to national and international safety and security.
  4. Recognize connections between intelligence agencies nationally and internationally.
  5. Recognize relationships and inter-workings between seemingly unrelated extremist and terrorist groups.
  6. Be familiar with current day political and economic global interdependence.
  7. Identify current issues surrounding domestic and international terrorist planning, activities, and threats.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Introduction
  2. History of Intelligence
  3. Governmental Organizations and Intelligence
  4. Role and Function of Intelligence
  5. Intelligence Practices
  6. Evaluating Information
  7. Analytical Methodologies
  8. Decision-making Regarding Responses to Risks
  9. Failures of the Intelligence Apparatus
  10. Intelligence Analysis
  11. Foundation for Security Management
  12. Assessment of Threats to Safety and Security
  13. Legal Aspects of Security Management
  14. Risk Assessment and Program Administration
  15. Physical Security and the Protection of Infrastructure
  16. Personnel Security
  17. Information Security
  18. Investigations, Intelligence Operations and Reporting
  19. Investigative Exercise

Primary Faculty
Bowlin, Samantha
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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