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

Spring 2004

GOV 312L • Issues and Policies in American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34947 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
FAC 1.120

Course Description

Fulfills second half of legislative requirement for 6 hours of American government. This course examines the evolution of US-Russian relations since the end of World II to the present. The first half of the course focuses on the Cold War period, comparing different views of both its origins and the factors that precipitated its end. The second half of the course is devoted to the post-Cold War period, focusing on substantive issues that challenge US-Russian relations and offer potential for meaningful cooperation.

Grading Policy

The final grade will consist of two non-cumulative exams (30% each), a 5-page paper (30%) and four quizzes (10%).


Reading materials include two books: America, Russia and the Cold War: 1945-2002, by Walter LaFeber We Now Know, by John Lewis Gaddis, course packet.


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