HIS201 - World War II - Historical & Cultural Perspectives

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Subject Title
World War II - Historical & Cultural Perspectives

Subject Description
World War II was the most significant event of the twentieth century; today, it remains a refrence point for current events. Even the veterans of this conflict steadily die off, the War continues to provoke historians, philosophers, artists, and writers as it has practically since its beginning in September 1939. This course will deal with the social, political, and military history of the War. Moreover, viewing films (made both during and after the war) and reading poetry, fiction, and non-fiction will help us gain perspective on various aspects of the conflict and better appreciate the cultural significance of the War.
Co-requisite: EAC149 or EAC150

Credit Status
One general education credit in the Arts & Humanities category

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will
- Comprehend the essential sequence of military and political facts and events of the War years
- Appreciate the significance of some of the War's major issues and controversies (for example, the Battle of the Atlantic, Allied Air Force Bombing, and the Holocaust)
- Use maps to understand strategy and operations
- Read historical texts and contemporary documents in a focused way to capture key ideas and essential facts
- Engage in aesthetic, ideological, and historical interpretations of movies and other forms of cultural representation of the war
- Recognize the unprecedented visual documentation of World War II.

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