Course Code: I.3208A • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: History • Field of study: History
Type of course: Elective (1 of 2)
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Sorin Arhire
Seminar tutor: Sorin Arhire
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 36
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

Knowing and a correct using of fundamental ideas concerning concepts specific to History of the Cold War.
Understanding and a correct using of fundamental ideas concerning concepts specific to History of the Cold War.
Integration in a coherent structure of main theorizations and value landmarks recognised in History of the Cold War as well as in connected domains.

Course Entry Requirements:

World History of the 20th century.

Course contents:

1. The breakdown of the Grand Alliance in 1945. 2. Division of the Cold War. 3. The Marshall plan. 4. The Truman doctrine. 5. The Berlin Wall – symbol of the Cold War. 6. Cuban Missile Crisis (1962). 7. The Brezhnev doctrine. 8. The Ostpolitik promoted by Willy Brandt. 9. United Nations. 10. Fall of communism in East-Central Europe. 11. USA and the Soviet Union during the late of ‘80s. 12. The end of the Cold War and its consequences.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

Retrieval of written sources on the historical past; Establishing historical facts on the basis of historical sources and outside of these; The concrete production of new historical knowledge on the basis of deeper insights within the study of an epoch and/or of a medium complexity historical subject.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 60%; continuous assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Kissinger, Henry,, Diplomacy, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1994, 912.
McCauley, Martin, Russia, America and the Cold War, 1949-1991,, Longman Limited, London, 1998, 154.
Gaddis, John Lewis,, The Cold War: A New History, Penguin Press, London, 2005, 352.