The Certificate in Counterintelligence is designed to prepare domestic security officers to confront the vast array of threats, challenges, and problems facing the public at all levels in the post-911 world.
Required Courses in Counterintelligence Studies
Elective Courses for the Certificate in Counterintelligence
(Choose a total of 12 credits)
- IWP 622 Comparative Intelligence Systems
- IWP 631 Foreign Propaganda, Perceptions, and Policy
- IWP 633 Terrorism
- IWP 644 Spies, Subversion, Terrorism, and Influence Operations
- IWP 647 Case Studies in Counterintelligence Operations
- IWP 654 History of FBI Counterintelligence
- IWP 659 Enemy Threat Doctrine of Global Jihadism
- IWP 662 Surprise, Warning, and Deception
- IWP 676 A Counterintelligence Challenge: The Enigmas and Benefits of Defectors
- IWP 669 Counterterrorism and the Democracies
- IWP 686 Terrorist Advocacy and Propaganda (2 credits)
- IWP 691 Cyber Strategy Development (2 credits)
- IWP 692 Cyber Terrorism and Intelligence (2 credits)
The scholar-practitioners at IWP taught me that counterintelligence is more than just catching spies – it’s also about conducting offensive operations to have a strategic impact on our foreign adversaries’ behavior.
–John Russo (’06), Recipient of the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terms, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to counterintelligence.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the vast array of threats, challenges, and problems facing the public at all levels in the post-911 world.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to assess arguments, identify logical flaws, and obtain supporting or corrective information.
- Students will demonstrate the use of clear, effective and persuasive communications.