Module Identifier IP37820  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Len Scott  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite IP33320  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours 10 x 1 hour  
  Seminars / Tutorials   12 Hours 6 x 2 hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours the alternative method of assessment is 1 x 1,500 word essay (30%) plus 1 x 2 hour exam (70%)   70%  
  Course work   Either method of assessment is 2 x 3,000 word essays (50% each) or   100%  
  Essay   the alternative method of assessment is 1 x 1,500 word essay (30%) plus 1 x 2 hour exam (70%)   30%  

The aim of this module is to explore concepts, themes and issues introduced in Module IP33320 (Intelligence and National Security, in particular: espionage; counter-intelligence; and covert operations.

Brief description
Spying is an activity which can be traced back before biblical times. The activities of 'The Second Oldest Profession' provide a focus for exploring a range of issues in intelligence studies. This module examines the significance of espionage in the Cold War period through the analysis of case studies. Other aspects of espionage, including the nature of treachery and the problems of counter-intelligence (including 'molehunts') are explored. The end of the Cold War presents new challenges (and opportunities) to spies, intelligencers, and their organisations which the course seeks to evaluate.

By the end of the module students should be able to:

10 ECTS Credits

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
Christopher Andrew. For the President's Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush.
Michael Herman. Intelligence Power in Peace and War.