HIST 498 (01) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives

Expl Hist Perspectives

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 15787
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Marion Dorsey

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 2:10pm - 3:00pm HORT 210
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 R 4:10pm - 5:00pm HORT 445
Final Exam 12/15/2023 12/15/2023 F 3:30pm - 5:30pm HORT 210
Additional Course Details: 

WWII: A Total Conflict

From Adolf Hitler to Winston Churchill, from the Battle of Guadalcanal to the invasion of Normandy, from blitzkrieg to atomic warfare, from Lend Lease to the Marshall Plan, and from Hollywood to Glenn Miller, we will explore the breadth of World War II.  Because it is the largest total war in modern history, we will examine some battles, and we will also investigate home fronts, popular culture, espionage, alliances, famous figures, propaganda, and more.  This is a lecture and discussion course, open to those who have studied World War II and those who are new to history.  Come learn about the range of ways that World War II influenced the world and its legacy.