HIST 393: Topics in Film and History
HIST 393-002: Hiroshima and the Cold War
04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W
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.
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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