Final Test

There will be a final examination. To prepare for this test, review all the notes at this link and choose one of the topics that we covered during the classes. Summarize the topic and write your own comments about it. You can practice writing your test answer before the test, but you must write it again during the last class. This does not have to be a long report because it has to be finished during the class. You can bring notes to the test, but it is important to study and plan what you want to write before the test. The purpose of this test is primarily for the teacher to read some student reactions to what he has tried to teach.

Final Presentation

Each student should choose a specific aspect of the Cold War and independence struggles to study in depth. When you choose your topic, consider choosing by such categories as decades, eras, episodes, events, leaders, people who had an impact, popular movements, geographical regions, ideology, religion, technology, spycraft, works of fiction (novels, films), documentaries, books, historical background to the Cold War.

Alternative Media to follow

Many of the topics we cover in this course are covered regularly in the following alternative media sites. Everyone knows about the mainstream media sites, so you can go to those if you like.

To succeed at a course like this, you have to develop a reading habit. Try to find articles which interest you in these alternative sources, and prepare to discuss what you learn from them during class time.


Anti Media


Black Agenda Report              

Constortium News


Democracy Now           



Greanville Post

Mint Press News               

New Eastern Outlook    (日 本語&English)


Peace Philosophy Centre (日 本語)

Peace Philosophy Centre (English)                

Physicians for Social Responsibility   

Russia Today              

The Asia-Pacific Journal       

The Ecologist               

The New Statesman

The Region

The Tyee          

Tom Dispatch                



Z Magazine

The teacher's blogs:

Teacher's YouTube channel (videos with English subtitles for English learners) 

Tools for research:

Online sources students can use to create lists of resources in MLA, APA or Chicago style:

The Online Writing Lab of Purdue University