2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 138 CM - Europe’s Total Wars

This course examines Europe’s 20th century as a series of “total wars,” from the Great War in 1914, through the Second World War and Holocaust, and concluding with the Cold War. It approaches these wars and genocide as a combination of military, economic, ideological, political, cultural, and social developments. The historical concept of “total war” will be discussed, and its horrific reality in modern Russia, Germany, France, England and the Soviet Union will be studied through the written, oral and visual accounts of political leaders, theorists, and ordinary individuals. Special attention will be paid to the themes of children at war, gendered aspects of warfare and genocide, and memory.

Offered: Every other year

Credit: 1

Course Number: HIST138 CM