HISTORY 318 - Europe in the Era of Total War, 1870-1945
Section: 101
Term: SP 2009
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
30
Cost:
>100
Other Course Info:
F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

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 graded on-line discussion forum.

HISTORY 318 - Europe in the Era of Total War, 1870-1945
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
P
54927
Open
7
 
-
TuWTh 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 9780415082396
Nazism and German society, 1933 - 1945, Publisher: Routledge 1995
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0669416924
The outbreak of World War I : causes and responsibilities, Author: rev., ed., and with an introd. by Holger H. Herwig, Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 6. ed. 1997
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0099483475
All quiet on the Western Front, Author: Erich Maria Remarque., Publisher: Vintage 2005
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780141186917
Storm of steel, Author: Ju?nger, Ernst, 1895-, Publisher: Penguin Books 2004
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0195154509
Europe : 1890 - 1945 : crisis and conflict, Author: Robin W. Winks, R.J.Q. Adams, Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 2003
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0679721754
The age of empire, 1875-1914, Author: E.J. Hobsbawm., Publisher: Vintage 1st Vintag 1989
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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