Examines key episodes and issues in the international history of the Cold War. Seminar readings will be drawn from historical literature and primary sources. Topics will extend beyond the traditional focus on US-Soviet rivalry and examine the conflict's impact on societies around the world, especially in newly independent states. Evaluation will be based on seminar participation and written assignment focused on primary source usage. Students will think about not only history, but also how the Cold War's effects are still being felt today.