HIST149 America: The Cold War Years (1945-1990)
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History
- I. Course Number and Title
- HIST149 America: The Cold War Years (1945-1990)
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- To be offered in alternate years
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- An examination of the post-World War II era featuring diplomatic conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. When diplomacy broke down, military conflict ensued in such diverse places as Korea, Vietnam, Hungary, and Afghanistan. The course examines the background, causes, and course of this sustained conflict.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- To determine why and how the Cold War began, study its course and conclusion, and how it affected Americans at home.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Background - 1815 to 1917
- The Stalin years in Russia
- Post-Stalin confrontation and conciliation
- Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Textbook reading and films.
Review/Approval Date -12/99; New Core 8/2015