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HIST 441: The Cold War in Europe: Home

This research guide is intended to aid students in completion of the course assignments pertaining to the field of 20th century European history, through the lens of the Cold War.


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Elena Rodriguez
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Course Description

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 the Cold War in Europe. 

This class intends to:

  1. develop or enhance students' ability to conduct research using library, online, and archival materials
  2. advance students' intellectual and organization skills to produce a research paper in a limited amount of time
  3. promote students' ability to provide critical and constructive evaluation of others' work
  4. provide an opportunity for students to share their research, both formally and informally, through in-class discussions and a final presentation of completed work

Library and Archival Instruction Goals

By the end of the session students will have the skills to identify contextually appropriate tools and sources to answer research questions.

Research Management

Organizing your research will help keep track of the sources you have investigated. Below are a few options to help manage your research findings. 


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Mary Jo Fairchild