2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 09, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 277 The Cold War (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
An in-depth look at the post-Second World War era from 1945 to 1989. Emphasis is on the political, economic, and religious aspects of the Cold War and its impact on emerging Third World nations.

Student Outcomes
1. Compare and contrast the cardinal developments during the Cold War.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
2. Evaluate the chief components (religious, economic, political) of the cultures of the leading nations of the world.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
3. Analyze the interconnections (social, ethnic, racial, gender, artistic, intellectual) among different historical movements, changes, and trends.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
4. Identify the major flash points during the Cold War.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
5. Draw conclusions from the Cold War and discuss its imprint on post-1991 historical trends and movements.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentation, written assignments)
6. Compare and contrast the cultures of the leading nations of the world during the Cold War era.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
7. Analyze the positions in the world during the Cold War and today of the principle members of the two opposing blocs.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
8. Determine an overall plan to deal with the residue and legacy of the Cold War.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)



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