HIST3096: Global History of WWII
Ideology, Culture, Politics
Instructor: Jeff Zalar
Offered: Spring 2022 - MoWe 1:25pm-2:45pm
Location: Swift 708
Course #: 48846
This course examines the Second World War in its global contexts. It emphasizes the comprehensive impact of warfare not only on the battlefield, but also on the intellectual, cultural, and political life of belligerent states, above all Germany, the Soviet Union, Japan, and the United States. It attends to everyday life during the war, to the experience of women and children, and to the “barbarization of warfare” that led to the enslavement, murder, and genocide of millions of noncombatants. It addresses, finally, developments that portended the division of Europe and the world after 1945.
Not only did I learn about all aspects of this terrible war, I learned how to communicate my thoughts and feelings more effectively.
Versions of this course were also offered in the following semesters:
- Fall 2019
- Fall 2017
- Fall 2015
- Fall 2013