HIST 1213

HIST 1213

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How and why do states watch their citizens? This course explores historical practices of state surveillance from the perspective of both the "watchers" and the "watched." Special emphasis will be given to twentieth-century Europe, but examples from other parts of the world and the US will also be featured in the readings. Some of the readings will be primary sources: memoirs, diaries, surveillance files. Other sources will include films and short fiction and some scholarly pieces on the workings of state security and secret police organizations.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18288 HIST 1213   SEM 101

  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute