HIST 59000: Era of World Wars I and II

This course will analyze the causes, major campaigns, and legacy of the two major conflicts of the twentieth century. Participants will examine the rise of totalitarian dictatorships, in particular Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Emphasis is placed on the geo-political context of both world wars, including the ideological challenges to the Western liberal democracies, the advent of the United States as the critical great power, and the role of democratic, imperial and dictatorial leadership in both conflicts.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

Term: This is a Winter/Spring I course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Winter/Spring I and Winter/Spring II.

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area

Purdue University Northwest

Semester: Winter/Spring 2023 – Winter/Spring I

Instructor: Dr. Wendy St. Jean

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 1/9/23 – 3/4/23

Format: Online Asynchronous

Graduate Certificate Available: No

Master’s Completion Pathway: Yes


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