Dec 02, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 313 - The Atomic Bomb & American History

4 credits
This course will examine nuclear power/nuclear weapons from the making and use of the atomic bombs against Japan in 1945 through the Cold War arms race of the subsequent four decades, down to proliferation, WMD, and terrorism of today. Topics will include the arms race, the global ‘ban the bomb’ movement that paralleled it, nuclear proliferation, the political economy of arms sales, asymmetrical warfare and terrorism, among others. The course will explore the history of the atom bomb, but will also deal with ‘atomic culture’ through the use of films/videos/songs/etc. throughout. CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Writing Intensive



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