Social and Cultural History of American Warfare II:1917 to the Present

HIST 212

Examines the history of American warfare from WWI to the present from a social and cultural perspective, exploring the unique challenges that modern, high-tech war has been posed to soldiers, to civilians, and to American society as a whole. This is NOT a traditional military history class. It focuses on the experiences of average Americans and analyzes the impact of war on society and culture, paying particular attention to the challenges that war has posed to democratic principles and institutions and to the ways in which various wars have been represented and remembered in public spaces and in popular culture. Topics will include: torture, terrorism & the treatment of prisoners; the use of propaganda; changes in military technology and medicine; civil liberties & censorship; and the treatment and role of women, minorities, homosexuals and opponents of war. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring)

  • Prerequisite(s) : HIST 112 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Cost: $122/billable hour + fees (in county)
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