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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2006

GOV 312L • Issues and Policies in American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39643 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
MEZ 1.306
Barany

Course Description

The Cold War lasted for nearly five decades spanning most of the second half of the Twentieth Century and had a major impact on the lives of virtually everyone in that period, including the generations of most current undergraduates' parents and grandparents. This course is designed to familiarize students with the main actors, events, and developments and to stimulate an appreciation of the complexities and nuances of both domestic and international politics of this exciting era. We will devote special attention to the political history of U.S.-Soviet relations and to political and socio-economic trends in the Communist world. The course begins with a thorough examination of the Cold Wars origins and then follows events, mostly through the tenures of American presidents from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to George Bush, Sr. The disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 is the courses end-point.

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