Prerequisites: HIST 218, and either PSCI 210 or PSCI 215, or permission of instructor. (First semester—even years/3 credits)
The history of intelligence gathering since 1850. This course will focus on the history and development of American intelligence agencies, with major emphasis on intelligence gathering methods and espionage in the 20th century, both in warfare and in peacetime, especially in relation to national security. It will review the history of major foreign intelligence operations—for example Soviet and Russian, German, British, French and Israeli—and will give particular attention to intelligence efforts in the Cold War and the growth of the national security state. Post-9/11 developments in intelligence gathering will also be covered.