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Cold War America

The Cold War was a standoff between two superpowers, the UnitedStates and the Soviet Union. It was an ideological, economic,political, and military conflict that lasted nearly fifty years,from roughly 1946 to 1989. During that time it was the centralfact of international relations and influenced our domesticpolitics and culture as well. In this course we will discussthe historiography of the Cold War. We'll examine US foreignpolicy in western Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East andwe'll look at the intersection of the Cold War with socialconstructions such as race relations, sexual identity, genderroles, popular culture, and journalism.

Section: IHAMST-399-01
Credits: 4
Faculty: Margaret A Orelup
Days: TR
Times: 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR)
Start/End Date: 02/15/21 - 05/28/21
Instruction Method: Online Course
Comments: The Cold War was a standoff between two superpowers, the UnitedStates and the Soviet Union. It was an ideological, economic,political, and military conflict that lasted nearly fifty years,from roughly 1946 to 1989. During that time it was the centralfact of international relations and influenced our domesticpolitics and culture as well. In this course we will discussthe historiography of the Cold War. We'll examine US foreignpolicy in western Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East andwe'll look at the intersection of the Cold War with socialconstructions such as race relations, sexual identity, genderroles, popular culture, and journalism.

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