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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 284 - Surveillance in Modern History

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
This course examines the political, social, and cultural history of mass surveillance in America, Britain, the USSR, China, and several modern European states, looking at modern cultures of state secrecy and surveillance, the use of informers and secret agents in authoritarian regimes, the efforts of governments across the industrialized world to shape their citizens through mass information-gathering, modern cultures of state secrecy and surveillance, and technology’s growing role in the monitoring of everyday citizens by governments and corporations alike.

Prerequisite: HIS 100  or second-year standing.
Instructor: Cohn