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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HI 311 - History of the Cold War

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys the Cold War from the origins of great power confrontation in the World War II era, through such key episodes as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the construction of the Berlin Wall, the Prague Spring, Detente, and its decline. We will emphasize shifting historical interpretation of the era, as well as the assessment and employment of primary source documents in historical analysis. Students are required to write a term paper combining a historiographical review with research on one major episode. The course may be team-taught to provide multiple perspectives. Region: Europe/U.S./Latin America-Asia-Africa depending on topic. Note: This course may be offered as a survey or as a methodologically-intensive seminar. If offered as a seminar, the following prerequisites apply: HI majors must complete HI 200  with a minimum grade of C. Non-HI majors require permission of instructor.