David J. Gossen

David J. Gossen received his MA in 1994 and his PhD from UBC in 2001. Since then, he has taught a wide variety of undergraduate courses at several post-secondary institutions in the Lower Mainland. His areas of specialization are world history, war memoirs and international relations.

He has published essays on the policy of appeasement in interwar Europe; the production, marketing and reception of war memoirs; war leadership; and the Anglo-American alliance during the Second World War.

Gossen received his LL.B. from the University of Victoria in 1982, practicing law for seven years in B.C. after being called to the bar. He was a sole practitioner in Victoria and the Lower Mainland, focusing on corporate and commercial law and civil litigation.

In addition, he taught for several years at colleges and universities in Hokkaido (Japan) during the early 1990s. He has extensive experience in the development and use of course materials for the online teaching of history.

Previously taught:

  • Identity, Self and Creativity (55+)   PLUS175
  • Quantum Leaps: Changing the Course of History   AHCP234
  • World War I: The Struggle Over Collective Memory (55+)   SCFC797

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