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War and American Society focuses on the various ways in which America has dealt with war and the changes that have taken place in American society as a result of war. The course considers the following wars: the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the War on Terror. A major emphasis is placed on the humanities approach, addressing war and American society from historical, literary, artistic, and philosophical perspectives.
Advisory: This is an upper-level course. Students should have knowledge equivalent to an introductory history course.
Semester Hours: 6
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