Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
NNCS-0659
Organization Course Number:
ANSK2003
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
3 days (24 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 intelligence studies
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to train attendees in leading-edge trade craft for isolating and making sense of critical uncertainties in intelligence analysis. The skills and methods taught in this course include scenario creation and analysis, system analysis, effective reasoning, systems and casual loop diagramming, and the development of tests for revealing cognitive bias in sense-making activities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • demonstrate understanding of Systems Analysis
  • create causal loop diagrams
  • reveal cognitive biases
  • identify/recognize critical uncertainties
  • construct scenario narratives
  • determine leading indicators within a scenario
  • identify implications and options
  • map the future scenario (system)

General Course Topics:

  • Bounding, systems analysis and diagramming, scenario planning, developing focal questions, driving forces within systems and scenarios, identifying critical uncertainties, establishing scenario frameworks, constructing scenario narratives, determining leading indicators, identifying implications and options, and mapping the future
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

80%
Supplemental Materials