May 21, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LASS315 Cultural Cold War 3cr.


From an ideological weapon to an instrument of peaceful understanding, the role of culture in
the Cold War has recently become a topic of much study and debate. This course will go beyond the
traditional parameters of the Cold War as a Soviet-American conflict fought through high
politics, the space race, and limited hot wars, by examining the political,diplomatic, social,
and imperial utilization of and impact on culture in Britain, the US, the Soviet Union, China, and
their respective empires. The course will consider official policies like the Soviet VOKS
(Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries) and exchange programs in arts and
education as well as processes like tourism, literature, film,consumerism, and sport.

Prerequisites: LALW-200

Spring Only