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The United States and Japan in World War II
HIST 238
Fall 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: EAST 237, AMST 227

World War II was a watershed event in world history that set much of the course for the rest of the 20th century. This comparative history course explores the impact of World War II on the United States and Japan. Looking at the war in the Pacific from both the American and Japanese perspectives, we will examine why the two nations went to war in 1941, how each society mobilized for the war, what the combat experience in the Pacific was like for American and Japanese soldiers, how the United States went about occupying Japan, and how the war transformed American and Japanese societies, respectively. Team-taught by a historian of the United States and a historian of Japan, the class will focus on the significance and legacies of the war for both Japanese and American history.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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