Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
HST 344 War and Society in Modern America
4 hours; 4 credits
An examination of the impact of the Cold War and its resulting international tensions upon U.S. society. Among the topics are: the origins of the Cold War; the problem of defining loyalty in a democratic state; the role of the military in the nuclear age; secret intelligence operations and their influence upon a democratic society; and the quest for security in a divided world. All questions will be considered within the framework of an attempt to assess the United States’ traditional values and define its national goals. For History majors and minors, this is designated as a United States history course.
Prerequisites: Any 200-level history course and ENG 151
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