In this course we will try to look at the cold war from both points of view. In the first meeting we will primarily concentrate on the events of the late 1940’s, 1950’s and early 1960’s through documentary videos and discussion. During the 12 weeks after that meeting, students will be doing their own research and presenting their findings on the on-line class forum. This research may take the form of traditional academic research, an interview with someone with first hand experience, a study of how the cold war affected a local community, family, etc. The last meeting will deal with events from the mid 1960’s to 1990.