The Journey II: The World Between the Great Wars (HIS2208.01)

Eileen Scully

Students in this course are a select group of people who sign on to travel the world in the inter-war era (1919-1939). Robust participation is required of all, and students must master information about each place we visit in order to move on to the next destination. The journey starts out in Paris, as preparations are underway for the conference that will produce the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending World War I. We then circumnavigate the globe, ending up in Nazi Germany amidst Hitler’s advance into neighboring territories. This is a demanding course with a lot of reading and an evolving research agenda, covering literature, music, arts, politics, economics, and – of course – geography. Students must 1) keep a substantial personal journal tracking the journey; 2) take on and complete directed research projects during the term relevant to people, places, questions that arise during the journey; 3) make a distinct contribution to the journey; and 4) include as their final journal entry a 1000 word summary of what they observed about similarities and differences among peoples in the inter-war period.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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