History | J200 2728 The Soviet Union & The Cold War 7:00-9:00P T BH235 Kuromiya
J200 | 2728 | Kuromiya H
Above section COAS intensive writing section and also requires
registration in COAS W333
Above section limited to freshmen, sophomores and juniors
This course deals with the Cold War as seen and experienced by the other
side, i.e. by the leaders and the people of the Soviet Union. The study of
the Cold War is an exciting field because the formerly closed archives of
the former Soviet Union have opened up to an extent. As a result, there are
many new sources and much new literature has become available. They are
still growing at a rapid rate.
Students will read some of the most important new literature on the subject
and, drawing on new documents (available in English), write an essay on a
topic to be decided in consultation with the instructor. While the focus is
on the Soviet side, approaches comparing the American and the Soviet
experiences are also encouraged.