HIST 635: Problems in European History

HIST 635-002: The First Global Wars
(Fall 2017)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Aquia Building 346

Section Information for Fall 2017

The notion of global war seems distinctly modern and is most often associated with the two World Wars of the twentieth century. However, the first global wars occurred long before 1914. The War of Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) were fought on fronts around the globe, from Europe and the Americas to the coasts of Africa and the Indian subcontinent. In this course, we will explore these first global wars from multiple perspectives: political and economic motivations, the role of technological and scientific discovery, and especially the cultural clashing, alliance, and intermixing between peoples of disparate parts of the world. We will relate this history to modern global war, including nuclear war, cyber warfare, terrorism, and developments in humanitarian law. Taught in English.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Investigates selected problems. Readings, discussions, development of bibliographies. Primary sources used where possible. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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