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HIST558 - The Great War

 

This course examines the origins of World War I; the combatants, strategy and tactics, technological innovation vs. conservatism; the war in France; the war at sea; America's role; the peace settlement; and the occupation. While military aspects of the conflict are studied, the primary focus places the Great War in the context of European and World history, and specific areas include political and diplomatic developments, new developments in weapons technology, economic aspects of the war, and the impact of the war on the culture and social order of the nations involved in the struggle.

 

Prerequisites

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Corequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War, 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780198743125
Publication Info: Oxford University Press
Author: Hew Strachan
Unit Cost: $31.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy
ISBN: 9780465081851
Publication Info: Basic Books
Author: David Stevenson
Unit Cost: $26.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: The First World War: The Complete Series (available from Amazon, DVD or Streaming, and Netflix) (Not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources)
ISBN: B00IS6WPT2
Publication Info: N/A
Author: Hew Strachan
Unit Cost: $28.91
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Churchill's Crusade: The British Invasion of Russia, 1918-1920
ISBN: 9781847250216
Publication Info: Continuum International Publishing Group
Author: Kinvig, Clifford
Unit Cost: $34.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Decisions for War, 1914-1917, 4th Ed
ISBN: 9780521545303
Publication Info: Cambridge University Press
Author: Hamilton, Richard F. / Herwig, Holger H.
Unit Cost: $31.39
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources)
ISBN: 9780691015958
Publication Info: Princeton University Press
Author: Herrmann, Dasvidd G.
Unit Cost: $64.08
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A