CIA, US Foreign Policy and International Relations since 1945

Department of American and Canadian Studies, School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

College of Arts and Law


Code 23040

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 2

Pre-requisite modules You must have completed at least two years of appropriate study in this discipline

Module description

A re-examination and re-interpretation, using primary and secondary evidence of the role of the Central Investigation Agency in the development of US foreign policy since 1945, with respect to strategy, organisations, and operations. This re-interpretation will offer new insight into the history of US foreign relations as well as American politics. Assessment will consist of a 3500-word essay, a group presentation, and weekly participation.

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