The Great War and Versailles

Course Opening edit

The course has begun, and the first assignment has been posted. Please see below.

Course Outline edit

Classes will take place once a week to once every two weeks. Since the Great War has such a rich history, the focus will be placed on military history, though students are encouraged to branch out based upon their own interest. The following syllabus is open to modification:

  • Europe in 1914 / The Outbreak of War Assignment One, Lecture One
  • 1914: The Opening Campaigns / 1915: The War Continues
  • 1916: The War of Attrition / The United States Enters the War
  • 1917: The Year of Crisis / 1918: The Final Campaigns
  • Reflecting on the Experience of the War / 1919: The Peace Settlement

Currently proposed course study tasks or essay topics edit

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Recommended Text edit

  • The First World War by Michael Howard (Oxford University Press, 2003) ISBN 0192804456: A short introduction to the topic. I will be drawing my lectures from it heavily.

Additional Books edit

See the Further Readings List for books relating to topics you may wish to study in more detail.

More on Wikibooks edit

Wikibooks already has some brief information on the Great War.

Class List edit

  Educational level: this is a tertiary (university) resource.
  Subject classification: this is a history resource.