War and Society in the Modern West
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
This course will examine the experience of warfare and from the mid-19th century and to the recent past, focusing specifically on the legacies of war for soldiers, civilians, and western societies. There will be three main units to the course: The Wars of the 19th Century, the two World Wars, and the Vietnam War. Lectures will focus on how military tactics and technologies changed over time, the ways in which those changes affected soldiers and non-combatants, and the ways in which the experience of war have been memorialized and reinterpreted.