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Title: Politics of the Cold War
Course Section Number: HIS-200-02
Department: History
Description: The Cold War oriented foreign policies, drove international relations, and deeply affected millions of people across the globe from just after WWII until the early 1990's. It shaped generations of military and political thinking in the United States and Soviet Union and directly impacted dozens of other countries, causing, and exacerbating multiple proxy wars. In this course we will critically examine the political underpinnings of the Cold War. We will study the emergence of Cold War politics across a variety of media including primary sources. Our class will closely consider the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Chernobyl disaster, nuclear weapons politics, the end of the Cold War, and many other topics. We will also study and discuss the legacy and impact of the Cold War, even as it is felt in major conflicts today. Students should leave the course with detailed knowledge on the emergence and politics of the Cold War, as well as its end, and the ways in which it continues to matter in contemporary world politics.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/24/2022-12/16/2022 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 02:10PM - 03:00PM, Baxter Hall, Room 201
Faculty: Valdez, John

Course Status & Cross-Listings

Cross-list Group Capacity: 18
Cross-list Group Student Count: 17
Calculated Course Status: OPEN
Section Name/Title Status Dept. Capacity Enrolled/
HIS-200-02 (cross-listing)
Politics of the Cold War
OPEN History 18 5 / 1 / 0
PSC-240-01 (primary)
Politics of the Cold War
OPEN Political Science 18 12 / 1 / 0