This course serves as an introduction to the CIA, its history, organization, and methods with a focus on its leading personalities. Students will examine the Agency's the origins of the agency's biggest successes and greatest failures. We will focus on the evolution of the role of a secretive intelligence agency in a democracy, particularly the CIA's relationship with Congress and the news media. Students will learn how to do research on the Agency and pierce the veil of secrecy around its operations.
Taught by Jefferson Morley