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EMHS 421 - Critical Thinking and Strategic Intelligence Units: 3

This course offers an overview of critical thinking and its applications in the homeland security context. The focus is on essential elements of thought, asking the right questions, uncovering fallacies in reasoning and statistical misrepresentations. Evidence evaluation in a homeland security setting is featured with several examples interpreting real-world information. This course then examines the role of intelligence in homeland security policy and practice and how critical thinking applies to intelligence. The course analyzes the intelligence process with an emphasis on the role of the policy maker.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: EMHS 300 or EMHS 311.Students must be admitted to the Emergency Management/Homeland Security program. Department approval required.