HIST 797 (01) - Colloquium


Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 50268
Selected topics in American, European, and non-Western history. Required of history majors. Students must elect section in the department office at the time of registration. Prereq: HIST 500. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: Full Title - WWII: At Home & Abroad
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 T 2:10pm - 5:00pm HORT 422
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TOPIC for HIST 797 sec 01 - WWII: At Home & Abroad

Keep Calm and Carry On. The Enigma Code Machine.  The Blitz. Stalingrad.  D-Day.  The Holocaust.  Hiroshima. Churchill.  Hitler. The GI Bill. These phrases, places, people, and events are only some the elements of the Second World War that still resonate widely today.  Come see why as we study World War II’s origins, development, and legacy around the globe.  Sources will include oral histories and monographs, as well as films and speeches.  This is a discussion-based class and culminates in a research project.  This capstone course can fulfill the Group I, II, or III requirement in the major, depending on the topic of your research project.  Check with the instructor to discuss this further.


It is strongly recommended that you use paper (not electronic) copies of the books. You may use any edition (the ISBN numbers identify one possible edition you may select) and used copies are fine. You may purchase or rent books at the campus bookstore, at the Durham Book Exchange, or elsewhere. As of pre-registration, the following books are required: 1. Eri Hotta's Japan 1941 (ISBN: 978-0307739742) 2. Geoffrey Roberts's Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov. (ISBN: 978-1400066926) 3. Susan Zuccotti's The Holocaust, the French, and the Jews (ISBN: 978-0803299146) 4. John Dower's War without Mercy (ISBN: 978-0394751726) 5. Richard Reeves's Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II (ISBN: 978-1250081681) 6. Susan L. Smith's Toxic Exposures (ISBN: 978-0813586106) 7. J. Samuel Walker's Prompt and Utter Destruction (ISBN: 978-1469628974) Hotta's book will be the first one we will read.