Course Abstract Details
HIST-205, Cold War America: 1945-1991
HIST-205, Cold War America: 1945-1991, surveys politics, society, and culture in the United States during years that became defined by the nation's simmering conflict with communist regimes around the globe. The course covers the various crises and controversies of the era that either united us in confidence or divided us in uncertainty, with an emphasis on the ways in which the bi-polar world order that emerged after World War II established parameters for the American way of life that have even outlasted the Soviet Union. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Credit by exam available. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW. Offered Spring term/Even years.
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