Module Identifier IP10610  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Jennifer Mathers  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor Mick Cox, Professor Ian Clark, Dr Susan Carruthers  
Mutually Exclusive GW10610  
Course delivery Lecture   21 Hours Number of Lectures 21 x 1  
  Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours Number of Seminars/Tutorials 5 x 1  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours 1 x 2 hour exam.   70%  
  Essay   1 x 1,500 word essay.   30%  

Aims of the module
The aim of this module is to trace key developments in international history from the late sixties to the end of the Cold
War and beyond into the post-Cold War era.

At the end of this module you should be able to:

- understand the changing character of US foreign policy from the period of containment to the era of the new world order.
- explain the transformation of Soviet foreign policy from the seventies to the collapse of the USSR in the early nineties.
- evaluate the different theories of the end of the Cold War
- have an awareness of issues in Third World development
- understand the impact of the end of the Cold War upon the international order
- explain the rise of the Asia-Pacific region
- be able to discuss the changing nature of 'security' in the post-cold war era.

Reading Lists
T Vadney. The World since 1945, 2nd ed (1992).
M Walker. The Cold War and the Making of the Modern World (1994).
S Amrose. Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy since 1938, 6th ed (1991).