|COURSE NUMBER:||HIST 325|
|COURSE TITLE:||Cold War|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:||Dr. Mark Sandle|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:||credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION:||This course examines the Cold War from its origins to
its denouement. It examines the escalation of the conflict from the end
of the Second World War through the ERP, the Korean War, Cuba and
Vietnam, up to and including the collapse of communism and the fall of
the Berlin Wall. This course explicitly focuses upon key hotspots
(Cuba, Vietnam), the main protagonists (Kennedy and Khrushchev, Reagan
and Gorbachev) and social, cultural and economic aspects of the Cold
War (including music, film, literature) to build an integrated view of
the Cold War by examining it from different disciplinary perspectives.
It includes a sustained engagement with both the historiography of the
Cold War, and the relevant primary sources from the period.
Prerequisites: HIST 202 or 204
|REQUIRED TEXTS:||Edward Judge & John Langdon: The Cold War: A Global History (Prentice Hall, 2011)|
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.
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