Fall 2021 - HIST 338 OL01
World War II (4)
Class Number: 7559
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Oct 29, 2021
Fri, 7:00–10:00 p.m.
Prerequisites:45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 225.
An introduction to the history of the origins and course of the second world war.
The Second World War: The Human Cost of Total War
The Second World War was a conflagration that touched all continents, devastated entire countries, and left millions dead and displaced, sometimes permanently. Its destruction was so pervasive that it renewed the international community’s commitment to a United Nations and ushered in the era of relative peace that continues today – no general European or world war has broken out since 1945. This commitment was underscored by the human experience of total war, which was effectively, and lethally, implemented by various belligerent countries between 1937 and 1945. This course examines the concept of total war, how different countries attempted to achieve a total-war economy leading up to and during the military confrontation, how the war affected both combatants and non-combatants in diverse theatres, the ways that total war lent itself to the perpetration of atrocities in both Europe and Asia, and how this war is remembered and commemorated in different places around the globe.
Please note: with the exception of my weekly office hours on Zoom and the quizzes, this course will be delivered entirely asynchronously. There will be no live meeting sessions. Lectures are pre-recorded and available via Canvas. Quizzes will be scheduled for specific dates and students will have to complete them on those dates (there will be some flexibility with the start time). Note that academic honesty and integrity remain as important to the quality of your education and your degree at this time as at any other.
- Short Paper 10%
- Quizzes (three quizzes total, each worth 10%) 30%
- Discussion Board Portfolio (in two installments, each worth 15%) 30%
- Final Research Project 30%
Cambridge History of the Second World War, in three volumes (2015) (available online via SFU library)
Plus various additional readings made available via Canvas.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021
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