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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIST 30502 - The Cold War

The Cold War is an upper division course that will examine one of the most critical eras in modern history. A time period that spanned roughly from 1945 to 1989, the Cold War was hailed as an epic battle between communism and capitalism. In reality, the Cold War was a more complex struggle over a broad range of issues - ideological, cultural, economic, and strategic. As each side tried to protect its own national interests and way of life, a cycle of distrust and animosity quickly formed that would shape U.S-Soviet relations for the next four decades. Some of the questions we will be examining: Why was there a Cold War? To what extent was it inevitable? How did the Cold War become “hot” (Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, for example)? Who “won” the Cold War? What were the consequences of the Cold War?

Cr. 3.
Subject Area
[HIUS] History Majors-United States, [HIWE] History Majors-Western Europe, [HIOW] History Majors-World