• Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject History
  • Areas of interest American Studies, Contemporary Europe, History, International Relations, Political Sciences

The Cold War was a political, ideological, military and cultural conflict between the USA, the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China.  Yet it also involved proxy wars and crises throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, as well as a massive arms race, a great power rivalry that deeply affected domestic populations, complex diplomacy, and the eventual collapse of a great empire. This course combines historical and International Relations methods and theories to explore the onset, conduct and outcomes of the Cold War. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the history of the Cold War.
  2. Analyse the role of key theories in IR in influencing the decisions made and policies adopted during the Cold War period.
  3. Demonstrate strong research, writing and analytical skills.
  4. Critically reflect on literature and arguments developed in key historical and theoretical materials.
  5. Understand and demonstrate the significance of the Cold War for today's world.

Indicative Assessment

2,500 word essay (40%) [assesses Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]

500 word tutorial paper (15%) [assesses Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4]

Tutorial participation (10%) [assesses Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5]

Final examination (35%) [assesses Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5]

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Workload

The course is offered on campus via lectures (which will be streamed) and tutorials.

One 90 minute lecture and one tutorial per week.  Students will be expected to spend an average of seven hours per week outside these contact hours to prepare for tutorials, research and write the written work, and to prepare for the final examination.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor.

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9893 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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