History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 387: Topics in Global History

HIST 387-009: Hiroshima and the World: Then and Now
(Fall 2017)

Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1007

Section Information for Fall 2017

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki created a divide in world history.  Human beings were suddenly in possession of a weapon that was capable of destroying all life on earth. This course is an inquiry into how this revolutionary occurrence shaped the Cold War, and was portrayed in films and literature around the world. Special focus on Hiroshima bombing, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Reagan-Gorbachev Reykjavik Nuclear Summit in Iceland.

Topic Varies

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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