OSHR 1190 - Korea - A "Limited Conflict": How so? Find out!

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Korea has been called the forgotten war. Following on the heels of the Second World War, this conflict, occurring so near in time and place to the war with Japan, found the U.S. re-using techniques and weapons from that conflict in the recently launched Cold War.

The U.S. presence in Korea engendered tensions internationally and within the U.S. government. Conflicting strategic goals pitted President against General. This course will cover: context (early Cold War); causes (North and South Korean rivalry; uncertainty over Soviet and Chinese aims); conduct (strategy of limited war); consequences (escalation of Cold War tensions globally).

Join us as we look 60+ years into the past to see what the perspective of distance and scholarship can reveal to us about the Korean War.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.