History | WORLD WAR I
J200 | 2926 | Diehl

12:20-2:15P     W     WH205

Above section open to freshmen and sophomores only
Above section COAS intensive writing section and also 	
requires registration is COAS W333

In 1914 Europe went to war.  Most participants expected a short,
glorious, and victorious war.  Instead, they found themselves involved
in a horrific four-year war of industrial attrition that destroyed
millions of lives and the prosperous Europe of the 19th century.  The
social-economic, political, and psychological strains of the war
traumatized European society, produced the violent ideological
movements of communism and fascism, and sowed the seeds for World War
II.  This course will examine World War I in detail from four main
perspectives: diplomatic/military; socioeconomic; personal, and
cultural.  There will be weekly readings (100-300 pages), several
short papers, and, at the end of the course, a longer paper.