HIST 461. The Asia-Pacific War, 1937-1945. 3 Hours H.

This course introduces students to the Asia-Pacific War, which began with the outbreak of fighting between Japan and China in July 1937 and ended with the unconditional surrender of the Japanese Empire to Allied forces in August 1945. The course revolves around three themes, which are explored through lecture, discussion, and extensive use of film and visual materials: the geopolitical and colonial origins of the conflict; the concept of total war and the political and social transformations it unleashed on all belligerent nations; and the ideologies on the home front justifying the mass slaughter of soldiers and civilians. There is also discussion about how people in Japan, the United States, China, Korea, and other countries remember the war in the postwar period. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History

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Minor in History

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...75 HIST 450 Study Abroad Topics in: _____ HIST 460 Topics in: _____ HIST 461...

Minor in Latino/a Studies

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...HIST 471 Social History of South America HIST...conducted in Spanish) SPAN 461 Nineteenth Century Spanish...