Fall 2015 - HIST 338 C100

World War II (4)

Class Number: 5955

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2015
    Mon, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 225.



An introduction to the history of the origins and course of the second world war.


History 338 covers World War II in Europe, but it’s not a conventional military or political course. It begins with the Paris Peace Conference at the end of World War I and goes beyond 1945 to define some of the consequences of World War II that shaped the postwar world, including the Marshall Plan. This ambitious, reading-intensive course includes a wide range of recent articles that shape current historical discussion. Although it addresses military and political events, approximately half of the readings concern social and cultural history and historiography.


  • Online Participation 15%
  • Assignment 1 10%
  • Assignment 2 10%
  • Assignment 3 30%
  • Final Exam 35%



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Additional Course Fee: $40

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