HIST 427 The Great War

Spring, Fall

Major Requirement: Global/Comparative History
This course explores the comprehensive impact of the First World War from a global perspective. We will examine how aspects of the international system led to the outbreak of war in August 1914, the experience of war around the world, interactions between civilians and soldiers, the tensions between minorities and authorities, atrocities and genocide, and the attempt to establish a lasting peace in 1919. Central to the course will be the ways in which the Great War shaped the twentieth century. (Course offered in alternate years.)

Prerequisite: Sophomore status