HIST 378. Beyond the Iron Curtain: Soviet Perspectives on the Cold War. 3 Hours AE42 / H.

This course reimagines the Cold War through Soviet eyes, challenging assumptions and offering less familiar perspectives on a global conflict. Analyzing Soviet and American mass media, popular culture, declassified documents, and personal stories, students investigate the following: Who started the Cold War, and who won it? Was it a time of relative peace or paranoia? How did the two sides view each other and did espionage help them know each other better? How did people and culture sometimes cross the iron curtain? What were the Soviets doing in places like Latin America and the Middle East? And why were both sides so concerned with Olympic athletes, ballet defectors, and cosmonauts? LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/history/ba-bgs/

...States HIST 376 Immigrants, Refugees, Diasporas HIST 377 Everyday Communism in Eastern Europe HIST 378...

Minor in History

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/history/minor/

...States HIST 376 Immigrants, Refugees, Diasporas HIST 377 Everyday Communism in Eastern Europe HIST 378...

Bachelor of Social Work

http://catalog.ku.edu/social-welfare/bsw/

...European History HIST 369 Colonialism and Revolution in the Third World, Honors HIST 378 Beyond...

Minor in Slavic Languages and Literatures

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/slavic-languages-literature/minor/

...HIST 341 Hitler and Nazi Germany HIST 377 Everyday Communism in Eastern Europe HIST 378...