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HST 111 – The Cold War

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: An exploration of the ideological and geopolitical struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, encompassing the political, social, cultural, and economic repercussions of the conflict in Europe and the United States. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

Section Description: The Cold War was an ideological and geopolitical struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. It emerged from the final stages of World War II and dominated global politics for almost half a century. It’s political, social, cultural, and economic repercussions will be addressed in this course. We will explore the outbreak and development of the Cold War to its conclusion in 1990, focusing on the multi-faceted impact of the Cold War in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. Particular emphasis will be placed on the origins of the Cold War, the Cold War in divided Europe, the nuclear arms race, Cold War culture and counter-culture, and the unraveling of the Soviet Bloc in 1989. Prerequisite: Three hours of History

CRN: 14858

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 39/39

Days Time Location
MW 15:30 - 16:45 LAFAYETTE HALL L300

Instructor(s): Susanna Schrafstetter

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020