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Cold War Environmental History
HIST 155
Fall 2023
Section: 01  

War remakes the natural world to support organized violence. Pervasive militarism renders its transformations permanent. In the context of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union pursued competitive testing of nuclear weapons; engaged in proxy wars with devastating local effects; and embarked on extensive modernization projects in agriculture and public works. In many such projects, political antagonism masked commonality and collaboration in science and technology. In this course, we reckon with the persistent environmental effects of militarism by pursuing a global history removed from the ideological projections of its actors.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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