A political, social and economic study of Europe in the era of the Cold War, from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Topics include: post-war reconstruction and the Marshall Plan; the emergence of the 'Iron Curtain' and the Sovietisation of Eastern Europe; popular culture, social developments and rising prosperity in the West; the nature and policies of the respective Western European and Eastern-Bloc governments; the formation of NATO and the Warsaw Pact; the role of espionage and subversion; popular dissent and governmental responses in the East and West (eg Hungary 1956, the Prague Spring, and Paris 1968); the issue of nuclear arms and their deployment; diplomacy within and between the Western and Eastern States; efforts at European Integration through such institutions as the European Community; the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the ending of the Cold War.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.