SOC 311 Fall 2012 Espionage

An exploration of the occupational world of intelligence officers. A focus on the 20th-century history of intelligence in the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and on the post 9/11 Western intelligence efforts against Islamist terrorists. An appraisal of the structure and ethos of intelligence work both in the field and in the headquarters analysis of field materials. An examination of the training, social psychology, moral rules-in-use, and world views of intelligence officers, including those engaged in counterintelligence and counterespionage. A look at remarkable intelligence successes and catastrophic failures. Extensive reading of memoirs written by former intelligence officers.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: full participation in the seminar, class presentations, and a major paper
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: all students are required to submit an application in order to be included in the course
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 1334
SOC311-01(F) SEM Espionage Division 2: Social Studies Robert Jackall
M 7:00 PM-9:40 PM Hopkins Roger Room 1334
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