In November 2018, world leaders gathered in France to commemorate the centennial of the end of the First World War. Yet the armistice that brought hostilities on the Western front to a close on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, did not have the same significance for the East and Middle East, where revolutions and civil wars continued to be fought well into 1923. Ultimately, the Great War toppled four empires (German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman) and forcibly
displaced and killed millions of civilians (including Armenians and Jews), creating new countries and colonies throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This tutorial will explore the global history of the First World War, a history that is indispensable for understanding the world of today. We will consider a broad range of topics and sources in our examination of the political, social, cultural, economic, and military histories of the Great War and its aftermath.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
bi-weekly 5- to 7-page papers; bi-weekly written critiques; final research paper
permission of instructor
first- and second-year students
Bi-weekly 5- to 7-page papers. Students will receive from the instructor timely comments on their writing skills, with suggestions for improvement.
HIST Group C Electives - Europe and Russia
HIST Group G Electives - Global History