HIST 388: Topics in European History

HIST 388-DL1: War on Ukraine in Historical Perspective
(Fall 2022)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW


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Section Information for Fall 2022

On February 24, 2022, drawing upon a variety of demonstrably false historical analogies, Vladimir Putin ordered a mass invasion of Ukraine. In this course, we will ask what history can tell us about this war. What is Ukraine and how did it come to be the object of Putin’s violent obsession? How do Ukraine’s history and culture help us understand the rise of this nation and the ferocity of their resistance? How does the history of Ukraine fit into the broader histories of European imperialism, nationalism, and post-colonialism? How can military history or the history of international law help us understand this war? What are the right historical analogies to help us understand this war? Through a series of readings, films, conversations, and guest specialists, students in the course will come to better understand Ukraine and the events that shook the world in 2022.

HIST 388 DL1 is a distance education section that meets synchronously. Students should expect to meet on the days an time scheduled.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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