Turning-Point Battles in History

This course offers students a survey of the important battles that created turning points in history. Students will learn about different military strategies and the generals and combatants who fought, and they will discuss why these people committed themselves to war. They’ll also learn the economic and political reasons that led to the vital battles. Some examples include the Battle of Marathon, the Battle of Agincourt, the Battle of Waterloo, and the Battle of Gettysburg. The students will debate the outcomes that these battles had on the societies involved. Additionally, they will discuss many different methods, tools, and devices that shaped these battles, enabling them to gain an understanding of the strategies of war and the impacts of battle.

Live Classes: Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Student Support: The instructor is available via email and for special individual Zoom sessions with students as needed.

Feedback/Assessment: Students will be assessed on their class participation and written work.

Materials: All reading materials will be available on the internet.

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