War and Society (HIST*2040) | College of Arts

War and Society (HIST*2040)

Code and section: HIST*2040*DE

Term: Winter 2017

Instructor: Susannah Ferreira


Course Synopsis:

History 2040 is an online course on the History of Western warfare and its impact on society. Concentrating on developments in warfare, from the classical to the modern period, the course will consider the development of military strategy, practice, and funding tactics, the impact of technology on warfare, and the relationship between war and civilian populations. Students will study the experiences of a range of men, women and children from Europe, North America, the Pacific Rim, central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Online Discussions - 25%
Online Presentation - 15%
Weekly Quizzes - 10%
Essay - 20%
Final Exam - 30%

Texts and/or Resources Required:

Parker, Geoffrey. The Cambridge History of Warfare Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Duong Thu Huong. Novel Without a Name New York: Penguin Books, 1995.

*Please note:  This is a preliminary web course description only.  The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.