RHETORIC OF COLD WAR
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
27478
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
Course examines selected moments in rhetorical aspects of the cold war with a focus on language, perceptions, arguments and the formation of public policy.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: (COMMRC 0310 or 0320 or 0081 or COMM 0102) and ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006)
Class Attributes
Writing Intensive Course (WRIT)
Gender, Sexuality & Women's St
Global Studies
Russian & East European Studies
Class Notes
The Cold War is a key event in understanding the history and present of American politics. The specter of atomic destruction, a world-historical ideological class between capitalism and communism, two hot wars (Korea and Vietnam) each with outcomes ranging from ambiguous to disastrous, domestic struggles for civil rights, the birth of the modern American conservative movement and the central conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States: these are the contexts for the class, which surveys films, speeches, propaganda, and media of the era to make sense of how the Cold War is fought, and its legacies today. The class is organized around several topics, including the Cold Wars Origins, Atomic Threat, the Red Scare, Civil Rights, and the Origins of Modern Conservatism. Over the semester, students will be expected to make one presentation, take a midterm examination, actively participate in class discussions, and write a paper organized around Cold War cinema. The planned operational modality for this class is REMOTE. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-all-students-remote/
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Paul Johnson
Meets
TuTh 1:15PM - 2:30PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
22
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
22
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
1
Wait List Capacity
20