2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 3425 World War I in Global Perspective

This course focuses on World War I (1914-1918) and its short- and long-term impact on the twentieth century. Known as the Great War by those who lived through it, this war made a definitive impact not only on the people of Europe, but also of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Utilizing memoirs, films, novels, and diplomatic documents, this course examines the origins of the war in 1914; why the experience of this war was so different from those that came before; how different nationalities, social classes, and genders were affected by the war; and why the so-called “war to end all wars” gave rise to a century of revolution, anti-colonial resistance, genocide, and armed conflict.




CLITR 1100, or one 1000- or 2000-level CHIST or CHUMS course