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Jon M Bridgman
HSTEU 435
Seattle Campus

World War I

European society on the eve of the war. War experience of the Europeans. Long term consequences of the war on European social, political, and economic institutions. Impact of the war on non-European world. The war in European literature.

Class description

History of the First World War; the causes; the social, political, and economic impact of the war; the campaigns and the consequences of the war

Student learning goals

The war "guilt" question

The role of America in the war

What was meant by the phrase "the people's war"

The failure of the leaders

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

1. Ten page paper drawn from primary sources 2. Midterm and final; essay and short answer

20% Midterm 40% Paper 40% Final


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Last Update by Matthew J. Erickson
Date: 10/28/2008