HIST 393: Topics in Film and History
HIST 393-001: “Eve of Destruction:” Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War
01:30 PM to 04:10 PM T
Section Information for Fall 2012
Fifty years ago, in October 1962, the world edged to the brink of nuclear war as President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev tried to out maneuver each other during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This one time only lecture course is being offered to commemorate this pivotal moment in the Cold War. Combining history, films and literature, we will study selected aspects of the history of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War from 1945 - present through the prism of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Course Information from the University Catalog
Study of historical periods or topics from perspective of feature films and documentaries. Notes: Topics available in advance from the department. May be repeated when topic is different. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the BA in history. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
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