Dr. Jason Krupar

This course examines the technological development of nuclear weapons from the interwar period to the post-Cold War era.

The class considers the historiography of the atomic bomb, comparing and contrasting the methodological approaches used by historians to understand the technological evolution of the bomb and the policy choices made about the global nuclear arms complex.

This course will be designed to fulfill the 4000-level requirements of the History Department meaning that it will guide students through an original research project that will utilize both primary and secondary sources and entail significant writing.