HIS 224 - History of the First World War

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the major causes, events, and ramifications of the Great War. Upon completion of this course, students will understand the problems that led to the conflict, the major events that shaped its outcome, and the effects of the war that still resonate today. Students will also be exposed to primary and secondary sources pertaining to the Great War through group presentations, writing assignments, and online projects. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Possess a deeper understanding of the causes, major events, and ramifications of the Great War. Think and write critically and analytically about issues concerning the Great War, its causes, and its outcomes. Be familiar with scholarly literature and identify differing points of view on controversial topics pertaining to the Great War. Read, comprehend, and synthesize primary and secondary sources dealing with the Great War. Work in groups to present material to the class and complete an online assignment. Recognize how the Great War still resonates in the today's global issues.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: ENG 050, REA 050