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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

GOVT 85.40 The Cold War

This course explores the international political dynamics of the Cold War, from the origins of the conflict in the late 1940s to the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Soviet Union four decades later. Drawing on history and international relations theories, the course will address questions related to the causes of the Cold War, the role of nuclear weapons, the ebb and flow of cooperation between the superpowers, and the dynamics of particular conflicts within the Cold War, such as Korea, Vietnam, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. The course will conclude by examining why the Cold War ended and whether a “new Cold War” is likely on the horizon.



Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:INT or SOC

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