Online Class: World War l and ll
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Course DescriptionIn this course, the major issues and causes of World War l and ll will be discussed, along with a summary of the major battles, powers, and personalities (both military and political) that shaped the events and ultimate outcome of both epic struggles. This information will give the student a working understanding of the basic history of these wars
With World War l we will learn about the developing political climate in Europe that caused the formation of Alliances, wars were fought over disputed territories, and bitter rivalries were established. What resulted was an epic-scale struggle for the domination of a continent and, perhaps, the world itself. For the first time in the history of warfare, aerial combat was used extensively. The trench-style warfare, complete with artillery fire, barbed wire, and chemical weapons, was unlike any conflict ever seen before. The aftermath of this brutal war would resolve little and, ultimately, pave the way for establishment of Nazi Germany and the next World War.
Everything that had made the First World War such a monumental event was soon eclipsed by the colossal scale and impact of the next. World War II involved more nations and soldiers than any major war before or since. The technology was grander and more deadly. The villains were easily identifiable, worthy adversaries bent on global domination. The resistance to the Axis Powers; comprised of Germany, Japan, and Italy; was pushed to their limit in terms of providing soldiers and war materiel. The epic battles of World War II on land, through the air, and at sea were waged with ferocity unlike any other war--on two fronts.The effects of both World War I and II cannot be underestimated, as they still impact lives and nations to this very day. The political re-structuring that occurred following the defeat of the Axis Powers left the world a very different place: the creation and use of nuclear arms, the establishment of the nation-state of Israel, the division of much of Eastern Europe, the rapid expansion of Communism throughout much of Asia and Europe, the division of Germany, America's rise to superpower status, and far more. Clearly, the aftermath and impact of these events cannot be emphasized enough.
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World War lIn the following lessons, the major issues and causes of the First World War will be discussed.
WWl: Terminology & StructureIn order to understand this course, you must first be familiar with the terminology associated with this conflict.
WWl: The Path to World WarThis lesson defines the national powers involved in World War I.
WWl: Important Events before the Great WarThis lesson discusses the contributing factors that lead up to World War I.
WWl: 1914--The War BeginsThis lesson discusses battle conditions as well as the new technologies implemented in the First World War.
WWl: Major Battles of the Great War--The Western FrontThis lesson will discuss the major battles on the Western Front.
WWl: Major Battles of the Great War--Eastern and Italian FrontsThis lesson will describe the battles on the Eastern and Italian Fronts.
WWl: Major Battles of the Great War--Beyond EuropeThis lesson briefly presents the major battles taking place outside the Western and Eastern Fronts--namely the African, Gallipoli, Mesopotamian, and Palestinian Fronts, as well as the battles on the high seas.
WWl: The Conclusion and Aftermath of the WarThis lesson will briefly summarize the outcomes of the war.
WWl: Notable Figures of World War I (Central Powers)This lesson presents the prominent Central Powers personalities during World War I.
WWl: Notable Figures of World War I (Entente Powers)This lesson presents the notable figures that fought for the Triple Entente of England, France, and Russia.
WWl: Notable Figures of World War I (Associated Powers)This lesson presents the notable figures for the Associated Powers.
WWl Final ReviewThis lesson will list the battles of WW1 and present the Final Exam to complete this course on WW1.
World War llThe next series of lessons will focus on the events of WW2
WWll: Terminology, Part ILesson 1: Terminology, Part I
WWll: Terminology, Part II and Course StructureTerminology, Part II and Structure for the study of WW ll.
WWll: Setting the Stage: The Fall of the Weimar RepublicSetting the Stage of WWll: The Fall of the Weimar Republic
WWll: Adolph Hitler's Life & CareerThis lesson will focus on Adolph Hitler's Life & Career.
WWll: The Other Axis Powers: Italy and JapanThis lesson will discuss the other axis powers: Italy and Japan
WWll: Opening Salvos & Germany Starts the WarOpening Salvos; Germany Starts the War
WWll: The Phoney WarThe Phoney War
WWll: The Battles of France and BritainThe Battles of France and Britain
WWll: The North African CampaignThe North African Campaign
WWll: The Eastern FrontThe Eastern Front
WWll: The Italian CampaignThe Italian Campaign
WWll: The Pacific TheatreThe Pacific Theatre
WWll: The End of the War: Victories in Europe and JapanThe End of the War: Victories in Europe and Japan
WWll: The Horrors of the Third ReichThe Horrors of the Third Reich
WWll: The Aftermath of World War IIThe Aftermath of World War II
WWll: Prominent Figures of World War II: The AxisProminent Figures of World War II: The Axis
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Course Title: World War l and llCourse Number: 7550441Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: General EducationCEU Value: 2.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsCourse URL: worldwar1and2.onlineclasses.comInstructor: C. Michael McKennaSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $90.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $115.00
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Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Define World War I terminology.
- Describe the path to world war.
- Summarize important events before the Great War.
- Describe 1914 and the beginning of the war.
- Summarize the major battles of the Great War--The Western Front.
- Summarize the major battles of the Great War--Eastern and Italian Fronts.
- Summarize the major battles of the Great War--beyond Europe.
- Summarize aftermath of the war.
- Summarize notable figures of World War I.
- Define World War II terminology.
- Summarize setting the stage for war: The Fall of the Weimar Republic.
- Summarize Adolph Hitler's Life and career.
- Summarize the other Axis Powers: Italy and Japan.
- Describe the Phoney War.
- Summarize the battles of France and Britain.
- Describe the North African Campaign.
- Summarize the Eastern Front, Italian Campaign, and the Pacific Theatre.
- Summarize the end of the War.
- Summarize the horrors of the Third Reich.
- Summarize the aftermath of World War II.
- Summarize prominent figures of World War II, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Introductions Assignment 5 Assignment 1: Teminiology of WWl Assignment 15 Exam 1: WWl Terminology & Structure Exam 17 Assignment 2: The Path to WWl Assignment 25 Exam 2: The Path to WWl Exam 15 Assignment 3: Events Leading to WWl Assignment 25 Exam 3: Important Events before WWl Exam 16 Assignment 4: 1914- The War Begins Assignment 25 Exam 4: 1914- The War Begins Exam 19 Assignment 5: WWl Battles on The Western Front Assignment 25 Exam 5: The Western Front Battles of WWl Exam 12 Assignment 6: WWl Battles on the Eastern and Italian Fronts Assignment 25 Exam 6: Eastern and Italian Front for Battles of WWl Exam 13 Assignment 7: WWl Battles that took place beyond Europe Assignment 25 Exam 7: Beyond Europe Battles of WWl Exam 19 Assignment 8: The Conclusion and Aftermath of WWl Assignment 25 Exam 8: The Conclusion and AFtermath of WWl Exam 20 Assignment 9: Notable Figures of WWl (Central Powers) Assignment 25 Exam 9: Notable Figures of WWl of Central Powers Exam 19 Assignment 10: Notable Figures of WWl (Entente Powers) Assignment 25 Exam 10: Notable Figure of WWl of Entente Powers Exam 14 Assignment 11: Notable Figures of WWl (Associated Powers) Assignment 25 Exam 11: Notable Figures of WWl (Associated Powers) Exam 14 The Final Exam for WWl Exam 27 Exam 13: Terminology, Part I (WWll) Exam 140 Assignment 12: WWll Personal Interests Assignment 15 Exam 14: Terminology, Part II (WWll) Exam 130 Assignment 13: Nazi Party Rise Assignment 15 Exam 15: Setting the Stage: The Fall of the Weimar Republic Exam 110 Assignment 14: Who was Hitler? Assignment 35 Exam 16: Adolph Hitler's Life & Career Exam 110 Assignment 15: Key Axis People Assignment 20 Exam 17: The Other Axis Powers: Italy and Japan Exam 110 Assignment 16: The Maginot Line Assignment 15 Exam 18: Opening Salvos; Germany Starts the War Exam 110 Assignment 17: The Phoney War Assignment 15 Exam 19: The Phoney War of WWll Exam 20 Assignment 18: Time Line Assignment 15 Exam 20: The Battles of France and Britain Exam 120 Assignment 19: Why Africa? Assignment 15 Exam 21: The North African Campaign Exam 120 Assignment 20: Stalin and Cold Weather Assignment 30 Exam 22: The Eastern Front Exam 150 Assignment 21: Italian Campaign Timeline Assignment 20 Exam 23: The Italian Campaign Exam 110 Assignment 22: United States Involvement Assignment 30 Exam 24: The Pacific Theatre Exam 140 Assignment 23: War Ends Assignment 25 Exam 25: The End of the War: Victories in Europe and Japan Exam 130 Assignment 24: The Holocaust Assignment 25 Exam 26: The Horrors of the Third Reich Exam 140 World War I and World War II: Compare and Contrast Assignment 50 Assignment 25: Israel Assignment 15 Exam 27: The Aftermath of World War II Exam 140 Assignment 26: Hollywood Assignment 15 Exam 28: Prominent Figures of World War II: The Axis Exam 100 Assignment 27: American Involvement Assignment 25 Exam 29: Prominent Figures of World War II: The Allies Exam 120 Total Points: 2855