Course Description

Course Name

U.S. and Europe Since 1945

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course examines U.S. influence in the reconstruction of Europe after WWII, the Marshall Plan and the development of the idea of European integration, the U.S. as a world power with a permanent military presence in Europe, and the birth and evolution of NATO. Students will also analyze tension over decolonization in Suez, ?the Special Relationship? between the U.S. and Britain, tension with France and harmony with Germany, the end of the Cold War, the new EU and the new NATO. Evolution of Transatlantic relations after September 11 and during and after the second war Gulf War will also be examined.

*Course content subject to change