History of the CIA: 1947 to Today

Learn the story of one of the most influential and secretive organizations in the world.

A 12-week course for college credit or personal enlightenment.

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History of the CIA: 1947 to Today

Study how the CIA has shaped our world from killing terrorists to staging coups.

The story behind the headlines.

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History of the CIA: 1947 to Today

Trace the evolution of the CIA as a bureaucracy and as a profession.

Perfect for adult online learners.

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History of the CIA: 1947 to Today

Analyze the CIA’s most celebrated triumphs and its most shocking failures.

Informed, independent, and fair.

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History of the CIA: 1947 to Today

Get to know the spymasters, scoundrels, and scholars who built the CIA into a fearsome global power.

Study at home while enjoying quality face time with the professor.

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History of the CIA: 1947 to Today

Investigate how the CIA operates secretly at home and abroad.

How Washington really works.

How Do I Enroll?

Professor Jefferson Morley explains what students will do and learn in this unique online course.

A former editor at the Washington Post, Jefferson Morley is an author, investigative reporter, and online editor in Washington D.C.

Morley has reported on the CIA since 1985. His non-fiction book, Our Man in Mexico tells the story of the CIA’s top spy in Mexico in the 1960s.

Morley is editor of JFK Facts, the premier Web source about JFK’s assassination.

Have a question? Ask Morley.