The course will introduce students to the history of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. We will study the Cold War as a political, ideological, economic, cultural, and military contest on a global scale. This course will examine specific problems such as how to rethink area divisions rooted in the ColdWar and colonial eras. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the conclusion of the Cold War, students have the opportunity to study this conflict as a finite historical period from beginning to end, and to use new documentary sources to study the viewpoints and perspectives of all the major participants.
Offered for 3 Semester hours.