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Japan and the Atomic Bomb in Historical Perspective

HIST 271
Fall 2013 not offered
Crosslisting: EAST 270, SISP 271
Certificates: International Relations

The dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 was a pivotal moment in the 20th century. This course examines how Japanese history and the history of science and technology came to intersect at this time. It begins by examining the emergence of Japanese imperialism in the 19th century and how that led to Japan's war with the United States. Separately, it also examines the development of nuclear physics and the technology that created the bombs. It then looks at the political and cultural dimensions of these bombings, raising the question to what degree the bombs led to Japan's surrender and the impact the bombs had on both the Japanese and American peoples.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Arcp/Hist)

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