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HIST 5503 Making History Public: Propaganda and the Great War (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

World War I is often described as the first ‘modern war,’ a conflict that witnessed massive loss of life due to advances in weaponry technology. But the war also exploited a growing popular culture in the production of visual imagery. This course will consider how governments used a variety of media including posters as propaganda, especially when recruiting for the Great War. Students will also examine personal memoirs and diaries that are part of the Burns Library Special Collection to help gain an appreciation of how the conflict changed the lives of those involved in the conflict.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Robert Savage

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 19-Feb-15