- Code HIST2141
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the history of the Cold War;
- Analyse the role of key theories in IR in influencing the decisions made and policies adopted during the Cold War period;
- Demonstrate strong research, writing and analytical skills;
- Critically reflect on literature and arguments developed in key historical and theoretical materials; and,
- Understand and demonstrate the significance of the Cold War for today's world.
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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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.
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