Students successfully completing the four courses will receive a Graduate Certificate from UCCS. In addition, the courses may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration or Master of Criminal Justice programs at the School of Public Affairs, and may be used as electives in a variety of other graduate degrees at UCCS.
This course focuses on analytic intelligence techniques and methodologies. It provides increased analytic capability and fosters critical thinking. It reviews epistemology, inductive, deductive and abductive reasoning; multivariate analysis; cognitive bias; alternative competing hypotheses and denial and deception. The course represents the capstone of the intelligence curriculum and will include a complex analytic team project on contemporary intelligence issues.