Berlin, Germany

The Cold War

when 3 January 2022 - 26 January 2022
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1100

Over the course of the Cold War, the city of Berlin was frequently at the centre of global tensions and a potential front line should the superpower rivalry descend into actual war. This course utilizes the city of Berlin as a laboratory in which to examine the origins, nature, and conclusion of the Cold War that defined international relations between 1945 and 1991.

Field trips to important Cold War sites will permit students to gain a deeper appreciation of how the Cold War changed Berlin, and how events in Berlin influenced the wider international struggle.

Students will gain an understanding of the recent past, which will help equip them to evaluate the current and emerging international order.

Course leader

Dr. Robert Teigrob

Target group

Everyone is welcome to this course. It is ideal for students who have background in modern international relations history and supplements courses on the world wars or global politics/history. However, the course is designed for those without such training who have an interest in international relations. Students planning careers in diplomacy, journalism, or academia will find this course especially beneficial.

Credits info

5 EC


- 30% Active participation
- 20% One short essay
- 50% Final exam

Fee info

EUR 1100: course fee
EUR 250: program fee


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