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HUM 509 Conflict and Society in the 20th Century (Part III: 1946 - Today)

Course Description

Examine the role of conflict in society from the time of the Iron Curtain to the end of the Vietnam War. Focus on the ideas that produced social and political upheaval and the impact of this upheaval on various groups. Specific themes and topics to be addressed include: the Cold War in Europe and Cuba, the Korean War, the Arab-Israeli conflict, French and American involvement in Vietnam and nationalism in India and Africa. The last part of this series will analyze the role of conflict in society from the Yom Kippur War to today. This will include competing nationalism in the Middle East, the Islamic revolution in Iran and Afghanistan, the new Cold War and America, genocide and the death of Yugoslavia, the creation of the European Union, the war on terror and the Arab Spring.

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