SEST-667 Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
Alexandre Mansourov
This course examines a wide range of structured analytic techniques used in intelligence analysis and has four purposes. The first is to provide students with a better understanding of structured analysis as a methodological approach to intelligence analysis, distinct from expert judgment, quantitative methods using expert-generated data, and quantitative methods using empirical data. The second purpose is for students to learn and practice structured analytic techniques through various case studies designed to reinforce their understanding of the key points learned in class. The third purpose is for students to develop critical thinking and writing skills so that they can produce high quality analytical products for various types of consumers, using open source data and structured analytical techniques. The fourth purpose is for students to get familiar with the main types and formats of the intelligence analysis products used in the U.S. intelligence community.
Credits: 3.0
Prerequisites: None
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