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EGR 1121 Introduction to the Intelligence Community

Presents an overview of the Intelligence Community (IC), the origin and purpose of the IC, its current structure and the diverse roles and missions of its members. Students will study the intelligence cycle, the heart of the IC, by examining the entire process used for creating intelligence: identifying requirements; tasking appropriate agencies and systems to collect data; the processing, exploiting and analyzing of the data and the production and delivery of timely, accurate and relevant intelligence products. This course will also introduce students to operations and communications security, counterintelligence and covert action, homeland security, intelligence oversight and ethics. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Automation and Control Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Produce accurate and relevant intelligence based on requirements, tasking appropriate agencies and systems to collect data, and processing, exploiting, and analyzing data with the intent on producing timely, accurate and relevant intelligence.
  • Describe the role of intelligence community to identify covert action, the Global War on terrorism (GWOT), and homeland security.
  • Describe the origin and purpose of the US Intelligence Community and various components, agencies and organizations.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2