Tentative Schedule/REVISED History of World War II Spring 2009 E.A. Shoemaker History 186/001 Schofield Hall 226 Office Hours: Wednesday, 3-4:30 pm (715) 836-3487 Friday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org and by appointment Week One (Reading Assignment: Lyons, pp. xi-12) Background World War I: Root causes; Conduct Week Two (Lyons, pp. 13-37) Aftermath of World War I Evolution of Communism Rise of Fascism Week Three (Lyons, pp. 37-65) Hitler Prepares for War Roots of U.S. Opposition/Involvement First Exam (Friday, Feb. 13) Week Four (Lyons, pp. 66-96) Blitzkrieg Sitzkrieg Week Five (Lyons, pp. 97-116) Battle of Britain Mediterranean Theater of Operations Week Six (Lyons, pp. 117-144) Balkan Campaign Operation Barbarossa Week Seven (Lyons, pp. 44-51, 145-168) Naval War Japanese Westernization/Militarization Attack on Pearl Harbor Early Pacific Campaigns Second Exam (Wednesday, March 11) Weeks Eight-Nine (Lyons, pp. 169-180) Advances in Early 1942 Battle of Midway Island Solomon Islands Week 10 (Lyons, pp. 181-209) North Africa Sicily Week 11 (Lyons, pp. 209-236) Italy Battle of the Atlantic Strategic Bombing Third Exam (Wednesday, April 15) Week 12 (Lyons, pp. 181-187, 237-263) Soviet Counterattack Stalingrad Week 13 (Lyons, pp. 264-276) D-Day Breakout of Western Allies Week 14 (Lyons, pp. 277-290) Battle of the Bulge Yalta Conference Fate of Eastern Europe Week 15 (Lyons, pp. 291-343) Pacific Campaign against Japan Development of the Atomic Bomb Aftermath of the War Final Exam (8 a.m., Wednesday, May 13) * * * * "Kindhearted people might of course think there was some ingenious way to disarm or defeat an enemy without too much bloodshed, and might imagine this to be the goal of the art of war. Pleasant as it sounds, it is a fallacy that must be exposed: war is such a dangerous business that the mistakes which come from kindness are the very worst." --Carl von Clausewitz, On War
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