Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00-12:20 pm

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.

All 4000-level courses must culminate in a significant historical research paper (at least 12 pages, no more than 15 pages), including primary and secondary sources. Assignments leading to the final product must include a primary source analysis and either an annotated research bibliography or a historiographical essay.

Prerequisite: To take this course, students must earn a C or higher in Hist3000.