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Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

SLAV 3220 - The Spy in Eastern Europe

The course will begin with a look at the root differences between Eastern Europe and the West followed by a brief sketch of their interface during the 20th century. Then, centering on case studies, which will serve as the basis of class discussion, the role of espionage both in reality and in perception in the process of information transfer during the Cold War will be studied. The cases will draw on CIA/KGB archival material, spies’ memoirs, the press, fiction, and film. Group projects will center on technology and techniques of cryptography, covert operation, surveillance, and overt information gathering. Prerequisite: Knowledge of 20th century European history and permission of the instructor. Note: The following courses all require a reading knowledge of Russian, unless otherwise stated.

Credits: 3