HIST 2263 – Conflict and Society in the Twentieth Century
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
This course examines the role of conflict in society during the twentieth century. It will focus on the ideas that produced social and political upheaval and the impact of this upheaval on various groups. Specific themes and topics to be addressed include the Great War; democracy, fascism and communism in the interwar period; Nazism and the “Final Solution”; the Cold War; competing nationalisms, genocide and contemporary civil wars.