Spring 2017

Note: Readings should be completed in advance of the corresponding date listed below

Jan 17: Introduction and Orientation

UNIT I: THE WORLD BEFORE THE WAR

Jan 24: Europe on the Precipice, I: Austria-Hungary & Germany

Jan 31: Europe on the Precipice, II: France, Great Britain & Russia (Map Quiz #1 due)

UNIT II: GLOBAL WAR

Feb 07: From the July Crisis to the Guns of August

Feb 14: The War of Movement (Biographical Summary due)

Feb 21: The War Beyond Europe

Feb 28: The War Beyond Europe, pt. 2

Mar 07: COURSE EXAM #1

UNIT III: TOTAL WAR

Mar 14: No Class – Spring Break

Mar 21: War in the Trenches (Deadline: Journal entry #1)

Mar 28: Mobilization

Apr 04: Technologies of War

Apr 11: The Great War in the Air (Deadline: Journal entry #2)

Apr 18: COURSE EXAM #2 (Comparative Reading Response due)

UNIT IV: LEGACIES OF WAR

Apr 25: Revolutions (Map Quiz #2 due)

  • Strachan, Chapters 8 & 9
  • Jünger, pp. 204-289

May 02: The World after the War (Deadline: Journal entry #3)

FINAL EXAM: TUESDAY, MAY 9th 2:00 pm