Gateway Seminar: Living Through the Great War

HISTORY 186S

Course examines experiences of participants in World War I, known as the Great War: why did they go to war willingly at first, and how did they come to terms with its absurdity and horror? Examines what the war means to us,100 years later. Read letters, poetry, novels and memoirs and see films made by participants in the war and from later eras. Serves as an introduction to historical research and writing. Includes a variety of research and writing tasks, both formal and informal, which enable students to engage with the work of others and articulate a position with regard to historical interpretations. Instructor: Neuschel

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ, R, W

Theme (Concentration)

War, Military and Society

Region

Europe and Russia, United States and Canada