World history since 1945
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Описание мероприятияЯзык обучения: английский
This course is a study of human beings in time centred on the Cold War years. Itencompasses different human societies and the conflicts between and within them, allof which remain controversial. Given the global scope, it is often impossible to identifyself-contained bodies of knowledge in a small number of key works or texts. This courseis constructed around a number of themes and regions, to make it more manageable forthe student even though learning is never a finite experience however
The purpose of this course is to:
- develop the ability to think logically and critically
- develop knowledge of political and social systems and of the various cultural influences on policy-makers in different parts of the Cold War world.
Essential reading is categorised by time period and topic; students should refer to the reading list or subject guide for full details of useful and desirable texts once they have made their choice of topics.
This course is assessed by a three-hour unseen written examination.
- The breakdown of the Grand Alliance and the origins of the Cold War.
- The nature of the Cold War conflict and its covert operations and propaganda.
- The impact of the Cold War in different regions of the world.
- The end of the Cold War world and the emergence of new forces in the post-Cold War world.
At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities students should be able to:
- analyse the nature and significance of the Cold War international system
- explain how the Cold War originated and how and why it ended
- describe how Cold War international crises were perceived and responded to, particularly by the USA, in various parts of the world.
- relate local and regional aspects of particular conflicts to the broader international aspects of the Cold War which influenced them
- analyse what influenced states and their rulers as they sought to expand their power and influence and deal with threats to their interests.
- become aware of the elements of the Cold War international system that were connected to the post-Cold War era