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Junior History Tutorial: Ending the Cold War

CSS 340
Spring 2010
Section: 01   02  
Certificates: International Relations

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the relative stability that had prevailed between the United States and Soviet Union since the end of the Cuban missile crisis (and, more fundamentally, since the East and West German governments were formed in 1949) broke down. By mid-1982, well-informed figures in both Washington and Moscow feared nuclear war. Hostility between the two governments only intensified over the succeeding months.

Yet by the end of 1988 the Cold War had ended and a new mode of cooperation between the Soviet and U.S. leaders began to emerge. How and why did this profound transformation occur? The tutorial will concentrate on this question. It will call into question both the liberal and the conservative explanations that have reigned in the United States over the past two decades.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(CSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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