By Rachel Robin
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Spies in fiction, film and television got the spotlight Dec. 2 at Camden County College during a session of a mini-course called I Spy: A History of Espionage Since World War II.
The mini-course is taking place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays from Nov. 11 to Dec. 9 in Room 210 in Madison Hall. It is one of many mini-courses offered each semester at Camden County College.
I Spy: A History of Espionage Since World War II covers major events in espionage in the last 80 years, including successes and failures; spies, counter spies and double agents; plots and counterplots; crises; fascinating personalities and fictional characters.
In the Dec. 2 session, called For Everybody’s Eyes Only: Spies in Fiction, Film and Television, Professor John Pesda discussed topics that included Mossad Origins, Mossad Myths, Stasi, Stasi Methods, Extent of Stasi Network, and Spies in Fiction and Film. He gave examples, stories and a handout for each topic and fielded questions from attendees. More than 35 men and women attended.
One woman in attendance, Kathy Kilgus, said she has been coming to these mini-courses for four years.
“I come to these mini-courses because they’re educational and entertaining,” Kilgus said. “Professor Pesda keeps the topics interesting and the lectures are very easy to listen to. I would recommend this mini-course to people interested in the topic.”