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Course Details

Course Code: HIST558 Course ID: 3808 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

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.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War, 2nd ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Oxford University Press
Author:Hew Strachan
Unit Cost:$31.35
Book Title:Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy
Publication Info:Basic Books
Author:David Stevenson
Unit Cost:$26.35
Book Title:The First World War: The Complete Series - Link provided inside the classroom.
Author:Hew Strachan
Unit Cost:$28.91
Book Title:Churchill's Crusade: The British Invasion of Russia, 1918-1920 - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Continuum International Publishing Group
Author:Kinvig, Clifford
Unit Cost:$34.35
Book Title:Decisions for War, 1914-1917 (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Cambridge University Press
Author:Hamilton, Richard F. / Herwig, Holger H.
Unit Cost:$31.39
Book Title:The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War
Publication Info:Princeton University Press
Author:Herrmann, Dasvidd G.
Unit Cost:$64.08
Electronic ISBN:9780691201382
Electronic Unit Cost:$47.95

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.