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Trevor Scott Griffey
BIS 425
Bothell Campus

Topics in U.S. Social and Political History

Intensive examination of a particular topic on American institutions, ideologies, movements, and social conditions.

Class description

WARS ON TERROR: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO STUDYING THE U.S. SURVEILLANCE STATE (SPRING 2014)

This class will study the use of surveillance by the U.S. national security state from 1898 to the present through a study of literature, film, political history, social theory and contemporary journalism.

Student learning goals

Analyze political theories embedded in literature and film

Understand the origins and evolution of the modern surveillance state

Analyze U.S. government domestic intelligence documents and place them in an historical context.

General method of instruction

Primarily discussion of assigned readings and films, with occasional short framing lectures.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Trevor Scott Griffey
Date: 02/13/2014