AW200 – Analytical Writing 200

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3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for ISR University/Global Space University Participants Only

An analyst, in any industry, must gather evidence and conduct analysis. For some this is the easiest part of the job and often the most satisfying. The analyst's job however is much more profound than that. The analyst must answer the question, "So what?" and deliver that message clearly, concisely, and coherently to decision makers. This course is designed sharpen the analytical writer's edge and key them in on the evidence, its meaning, and how to tailor their assessments to what matters the most to their intended customer. Fighter pilots do not require the same information or analysis as financial analysts, but like James S. Major states in Communicating with Intelligence, " ... the basic principles remain the same." This course builds upon those basic principles.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Commercial/Industry Intelligence Analysts professionals, US Military & allied partners

Directions to Enrolled Participants for University Credit: Submit your Certificate of Completion by email to [email protected] after enrolling for credit and completing the course.

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or equivalent & Some College or bachelor’s degree

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X724X – 001 22 Apr 202422 Apr 2024 3 $237

AW200 – Analytical Writing 200

22 Apr 202422 Apr 2024
Credit Validation
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EDC-X724X – 001 – AW200 – Analytical Writing 200

Number of Sessions: 6

Type Date Time Location Instructors
In Person Mon Apr 22, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Colorado, Peterson SFB

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: May 31, 2024 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Differentiate between the four types of intelligence products: descriptive, explanatory, predictive, and evaluative
  • Demonstrate the ability to write clearly, coherently, and concisely
  • Describe how knowing your audience is imperative to successful analytical writing
  • Demonstrate ability to craft an analytic by appropriately addressing the four parts of a good intelligence product, BLUF, evidence, meaning, and assessment
  • Demonstrate tradecraft standards for writing intelligence products via a short analytical intelligence product


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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