|Module Title||ESPIONAGE AND INTELLIGENCE STUDIES|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Len Scott|
|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.
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
** 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.