Summer: The History of World War II For Adults
Department: Adult courses
Open to: Adults
Length: 5 weeks
Has history been a burning passion of yours but have never had the chance to pursue it? Was history a thing of the past but now it’s all you can think of? This Adult class will allow you to re-live your past and study the History of World War II. This class will examine the causes, the course, and the implications of one of histories most devastating wars. World War II was a global war of epic proportions. Over 70 nations took part in the conflict, and fighting took place on the continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as on the high seas. Entire societies participated as soldiers, war workers, and victims of occupation and mass murder. The History of World War II will be an intensive study of the major events, leaders, and themes of the most significant war in modern history. Topics will include the role of new military technology, social effects on civilians, the impact of the war on the post-war Europe and Asia, and the development of the Cold War. It will handle most of the geographic areas involved, the major diplomatic, political and military events, and most of the key figures of the war. This course will allow our adults a chance to develop analytical skills by examining primary documents from the era. Oral discussion and participation will also be a key component to this class. Various methods of instruction will be used to help the students better understand the history behind one of the worlds most significant events in world history.