The Department of Political Science at the School of Arts and Sciences established the minor in Critical Intelligence Studies in December 2016.
This interdisciplinary minor enables students to use a broad range of information to understand potential sources of risk and how to apply their understanding to enhance domestic and global security. Course offerings present a mix of tools for intelligence gathering in a framework that offers a critical evaluation of the use and misuse of intelligence gathering and tensions between security and civil liberties.
Students in this program will be able to:
- Explain the intelligence gathering process in various national and historical contexts;
- Write clearly, critically, and analytically about intelligence issues;
- Demonstrate intermediate- to advanced-level language skills and/or cultural competence skills;
- Make strong arguments that strike a defensible balance between security and privacy in the context of the American constitutional system.
Inquiries should be directed to Ava Majlesi (email@example.com), Program Director for the Rutgers IC CAE Program/Minor in Critical Intelligence Studies.