HIST 205 History of World War II • 5 Cr.
Explores the causes and consequences of World War II. Topics include the major political, social, economic, military, environmental, technological, and cultural aspects of the broad history of World War II in the period from the end of World War I to the end of World War II and the beginning of the cold War. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC. Recommended: Completion of ENGL& 101.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- After taking this course, students should be able to:
- - Evaluate and understand the causes and consequences of the war in their historic context.
- - Describe key developments and issues - political, social, economic, military, environmental, technological, and cultural - in the broad history of World War II by applying academic tools of historical analysis.
- - Analyze and articulate the historic experiences of a variety of participants from a range of nations involved in the conflict, including civilians, military personnel, workers, women, minority groups, etc. in their historical contexts.
- - Critically analyze a range of primary and secondary sources relevant to the history of World War II and produce interpretations of the war's history based on that analysis of evidence.