May 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

HIS 420 The First World War



This course provides students with an in-depth examination of the First World War (1914-1918) as a watershed in world history. As arguably the first total war, the Great War involved a new war experience on the battle and home fronts. The destructive capacity of new industrialized military technologies necessitated massive mobilization of men and women. Students will examine various interpretations regarding the war’s causes, the impact of the war on soldiers and civilians, the geo-political consequences of the war and its peace, and consider the cultural, social, and political legacy of the war for the world in which we live today.  This course is one of the Proseminar courses that can be taken as a prerequisite for History Seminar.

3 credit hours