This course enables history majors to complete a research paper within the field of 20th century European history. The topic of the Cold War is broad enough to embrace different countries and areas of investigation: diplomatic, military, political, economic, social, and cultural. The class will devote the first several weeks of the term to exploring together various sources and aspects of teh Cold War in Europe. In the remaining weeks of the semester, students will conduct their own research under the supervision of the professor. The entire group will re-convene on several occasions to discuss proposals, drafts, and individual presentations.
This class intends to:
By the end of library information and archival literacy sessions students will have the skills to identify contextually appropriate tools and sources to answer research questions.