LEAD 261 Fall 2012 Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Two World Wars

Cross Listed as PSCI261
While the First World War had a highly equivocal outcome which most Americans found unsatisfactory and failed to lead to a lasting peace, the Second World War ended in triumph and shaped the world for the rest of the twentieth century. This course will compare the leadership of two American Presidents in the two world wars. Areas of particular focus will include their initial response to these two conflicts and the development of their stance toward them; the definition of their war aims; the foundation and maintenance of their alliances; the military planning and conduct of the wars upon domestic politics; and their attempts to secure peace settlements that reflected their objectives. This course will combine secondary readings with some work in primary sources to allow students to become familiar with the atmosphere of these two periods.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: midterm exam, two short papers, and a final exam
Additional Info: may not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Leadership Studies concentrators, Political Science and History majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 35
Expected Enrollment: 35
Class Number: 1662
LEAD261-01(F) LEC Wilson and Roosevelt Division 2: Social Studies David Kaiser
TR 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Griffin 6 1662
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