PSCI 226 Spring 2015 Silent Warfare: Surveillance and Intelligence in American Foreign Policy

Cross Listed as LEAD226
This course will deal with the complexities of the American intelligence community, its activities, and its recent controversies. An important purpose of the course is to demystify intelligence activity and place it in its proper perspective as an important and necessary aspect of American foreign policy. Another purpose of the course will be to familiarize students with the role that intelligence and surveillance plays in the decision-making process in American foreign and national security policy. We will also examine historical and current controversies over the role of intelligence and surveillance.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: one exam, two short papers (5-6 pages), and a longer research paper (12-15 pages)
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Political science majors and leadership studies concentrators (american foreign policy track)
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: PSCI International Relations Courses
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 3957
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MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM 3957
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