Sep 29, 2023
HIST 479 - World War II: Global Warfront, Local Homefront
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D
An examination of the WWII era, starting with the Great Depression and discussing human and ideological conflict on the US Homefront and in the global theater. Making connections between the war abroad and the war at home.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Understand the major events and evolution of the global conflict leading up to, during and in the direct aftermath of the Second World War; understand the role of and impact upon the US 1932-1947;
- Track and discuss connections between events at “home” on US soil, and the developments abroad in terms of this conflict;
- critically read primary sources from multiple perspectives and discuss in writing the complexity of social justice, “fighting for democracy”, and the last “good war” in light of these particular sources;
- present war propaganda analysis in small groups as part of a digital poster/in-class oral presentation;
- discuss the impact of WWII events today on our society’s perceptions of military engagements, and on racial, cultural and political diversity at home.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
- analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
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