HISTORY 318 - Europe in the Era of Total War, 1870-1945
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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In 1945, Europe was in ruins. Entire cities had been leveled by the destructive powers of industrialized warfare, the Holocaust had brought genocide into the modern world, and the cultural, political, and social norms of the pre-war era had been irrevocably transformed. What made such violence possible, and how did ordinary men and women experience it? HISTORY 318 will explore the political, economic, social, and cultural forces that both caused and were destroyed by the savagery of the first half of the 20th century. World War I and World War II will provide the two focal points for our class, but we will extend far beyond the battlefield as we study that era's momentous social changes and the new ideologies that arose in their wake. Our readings will include both historical works about early 20th century Europe and personal accounts and documents that will help bring that era alive.

Lectures will be accompained by the extensive use of maps, photographs, film and audio clips, and other multimedia aids.

There will be two in-class exams and a mandatory, graded on-line discussion forum.

HISTORY 318 - Europe in the Era of Total War, 1870-1945
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101 (LEC)
TuWTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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