HIS 225 - History of the Second World War

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the major causes, events, and ramifications of the Second World 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 Second World War. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the causes, major events, and ramifications of the Second World War. Think and write critically and analytically about issues concerning the Second World War, its causes, and its outcomes; with an emphasis upon the concepts of Modern War, Total War, and Global War. Utilize information literacy to become familiar with scholarly literature and identify differing points of view on controversial topics pertaining to the Second World War. Utilize information literacy to identify, read, comprehend, and synthesize primary and secondary sources dealing with the Second World War. Recognize how the Second World War still resonates in today’s global issues.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: Prereq: ENG 050 and REA 050