UC 151 - First-Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 001 Why Grandpa Went to War
Term: WN 2010
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What were the social, economic, geopolitical and personal psychological conditions in 1943 that would result in an 18-year old freshman leaving college and going off to spend the next three years fighting with the U.S. Army in Europe and liberating Dachau? What led up to 1943 and how did this series of historical events become a part of the life of American youth and continue to affect that generation's (your grandparents) behavior after World War II and through today? What do we know from 30 years of research on the nature of obedience that resulted in both self-sacrifice and the Holocaust? These questions will be explored using the resources of historical works, novels, films, and personal documents. Each student will interview a member of that generation, preferably a grandparent or surrogate, with armed services experience during the war and write a psycho-history of their subject's experiences and its consequences for their lives and times.

UC 151 - First-Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets in 2302 SEB 2-4 and 2218 SEB 4-5
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