NOTE: This course is a blended-learning course. Students must complete the distance learning phase of course followed by the resident phase in order to receive credit for course. Students not accessing and completing the distance learning phase of course will be ineligible to attend the resident phase of course.
Description: This course provides students with tools and concepts to analyze and evaluate influence theories and practices. Through case studies, exercises, and readings students will examine the methodologies of historical and current examples of influence, propaganda, and persuasion in order to be better equipped to counter adversary narratives.
Audience: This blended course is taught at the undergraduate level and is designed specifically for the special operations community, interagency, and international partners. The student profile is E5-E8, W1-4, O1-O3, and their civilian agency equivalents (i.e., GS5-13) assigned to USSOCOM, TSOC, or a component directly supporting joint or coalition special operations.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Text and Material: All required texts and materials are available to the student on either the JSOU e-Campus or issued upon arrival in the classroom. Each student MUST have after hours – NOT in the classroom – access to commercial internet and the course blackboard site prior to and throughout the course.
Accreditation: JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education.