Trevor Scott Griffey
Intensive examination of a particular topic on American institutions, ideologies, movements, and social conditions.
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.
Class assignments and grading