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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.
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.
Lecture, conversation, exemplification.
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%.
Diplomacy, Simon & Schuster
, New York
Russia, America and the Cold War, 1949-1991,, Longman Limited
Gaddis, John Lewis,,
The Cold War: A New History, Penguin Press