HIS 225 - The Second World War
A course on the history of the Second World War (1939-1945). The course will discuss the background of the war; the causes of the outbreak of war in Europe and the Pacific; the military, political, social, and cultural dimensions of the conflict; and the consequences and legacy of the Second World War.
Prerequisite: HIS 100 The Rise of The West: 1500-Present, HIS 117 The West and the World Since 1500, or permission of instructor
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify the conditions–political and military–leading to the outbreak of the First World War.
2. Discuss the consequences–political and military–of the First World War.
3. Identify the main causes of the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe and Asia.
4. Describe the balance of forces in the two theaters of operation at the start of the war.
5. Discuss the initial military strategies employed by all sides and describe how those strategies changed during the course of the war.
6. Discuss the entrance of the United States into the Second World War.
7. Describe the conditions of battle in the various theaters of operation.
8. Discuss the end of the Second World War and the military, technological, and political consequences of that War.
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