History | U.S. Intelligence and Espionage
J300 | 18963 | N. Cullather
A portion of above class is reserved for majors, and is open to
undergraduates only. Meets the COLL Intensive Writing Requirement.
The clandestine world of spies and intelligence gathering poses
particular problems for historians. To tell the story of foreign
policy or war, they must understand what governments knew and how
they knew it, but the work of information collection is cloaked in
secrecy. In this class, students will research and write a 25-page
essay on an aspect of intelligence history. They will learn
techniques for finding and reading classified documents and piecing
together aspects of the past that were meant to stay hidden.