HIST. 340: The History of the Second World War

Instructor: Adrian Lewis

Day & Time:
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Category Fulfillment: I

Painting of a line of tanks headed into the distance. The foreground depicts troops surrendering.

The History of the Second World War 

This course covers the inter-war period and World War II, 1939 to 1945. It is divided into three periods, the European War, the American-European War, and the American-Japanese War. We will focus primarily on the Allied war efforts (British, American, and Soviet/Russian) in the Western European, Eastern European, Mediterranean, and Pacific theaters. The campaigns on the ground, in the air, and at sea are studied, analyzed, and discussed.

In this course we will study, analyze, and discuss the evolution of air, ground, and naval operations, doctrine, strategy, technology, tactics, command and control, and leadership. Students are required to attend lectures, complete required reading, view required documentaries, participate in discussions, and complete midterms and final exams.