Espionage, Cryptology & Psychological Operations

ISS 235

SS, STS Explores cultural context of spies, codes and psychological operations from perspectives of anthropology, complexity and multiple agency, towards understanding how tradecrafts of intelligence and disinformation shaped, and continue to shape us and our information technol-ogies. Work with historic and contemporary, previously classified and open sources, case studies and multimedia, including hands-on practice with propaganda leaflets, cryptographic machines and cryptanalysis, to explain the roles of networks of trust, secrecy and deception in cultural coevolution. No prerequisites. One course. C-L: Cultural Anthropology 226, Visual and Media Studies 245, International Comparative Studies 235 

Crosslisting Numbers: 

CULANTH 226
VMS 245
ICS 235

Curriculum Codes: 

SSSTS