University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus
HIST 3361W - World War I: A Global History (HIS, TS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02440
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This class takes a global approach to the examination of the causes and consequences of World War I. We will look at how the war unfolded in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. We will also explore the war's impact on North America and Australasia, areas drawn into the conflict because of their unique relationships with Britain and France. We will consider the special role played by the U.S. in restoring world peace and analyze the lasting social and political cleavages occasioned by the war. We will get at the heart of how the war was fought and how it is remembered for all of its triumphs and tragedies.