2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Surveillance as a Mode of Governance

Summer 2012 quarter

Trevor Griffey U.S. history
Fields of Study
American studies, government, history, law and government policy, media studies and political science

This program will study surveillance as a mode of governance by exploring the portrayal of the surveillance state in literature, film, social science literature, and U.S. history from World War I to the War on Terror. The primary work of the program will involve different kinds of close readings of texts. Each week, students will collectively analyze government surveillance documents, watch and discuss a film, and write a review essay on a book they read. The final week of the program will be devoted to student individual or group projects in surveillance studies broadly defined.

Advertised Schedule
10a-4p Mon, 12-4p Wed, 10a-1p Thu/Fri (Jun. 25 - Jul. 27)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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