• Academic Credits: 3
  • Mode of Instruction: Lecture
  • Syllabus:  pdf Spring 2023 (87 KB)

    Syllabus Disclaimer:  The information on this syllabus is subject to change. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your course site (Canvas, etc.) on the first day of class.

  • Course Description

    This is a study of the causes, course, and aftermath of World War II, with particular emphasis on the place of American culture and foreign policy within world politics.

    In addition to discussing American grand strategy and the course of the war in both Europe and the Pacific, the class will consider such topics as the United States’ mobilization for war; roles of women and minority groups in the war effort; the use of submarine and strategic air warfare; and the use of nuclear weapons against Japan.