HIST 242 World War II

This course will focus on the causes and consequences of one of the most monumental historical events of all time. The social, political, military, and moral dimensions of the war will be examined from the perspectives of the soldiers, civilians, and statesmen confronting the experience of total war. By the end of the course, students should obtain a solid understanding of what it means to think historically through collective reflection on a variety of primary and secondary source materials pertaining to WWII. The course will end by considering to what degree today's world is still shaped by the legacy of what some have termed the "last good war."




C3, GE