HIST1330 World War II

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Goals 5 & 8 - History & the Social & Behavioral Sciences and Global Perspective. This course describes and analyzes the most violent and destructive war in human history, including is causes, Fascism, the Third Reich, Soviet Communism, war aims of participating countries, campaigns and battles, strategies and tactics, technologies, political and military leadership, home fronts, diplomacy, genocide, final victory, trials for war crimes, and the consequences of the war on subsequent developments.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • acquire basic knowledge and understanding of the war, including the topics in the description
  • gain appreciation for the ways the study of past is related to the contemporary situation
  • acquire a basic understanding of the discipline of history and historical knowledge
  • develop greater interest and curiosity about WW II and subsequent history
  • gain enhanced college-level skills in analysis, writing, research, and oral presentations


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other