Through advanced interdisciplinary study of World War II, students explore the global nature of World War II, a conflict that fundamentally reshaped the political and cultural landscape of our planet. Students examine the causes and impact of the war, the evolution of governance and political systems, and human responses to conflict, violence and genocide. Program coursework helps students contextualize current events through study of the war’s historical, political, and cultural legacies. The knowledge and skills students develop in the program are transferable to a variety of contexts, including education, military service, human rights work, public relations, diplomacy, international relations, and law.
The program is 30 credit hours (10 courses) and can be completed in 18-24 months. The courses in this degree program will be taught by a mix of ASU faculty and historians from The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The program offers students unique access to documents, oral histories, and other archival material from the Museum's collection. Students have the opportunity to learn using the Museum's amazing array of artifacts and archival sources, some not currently visible to the general public.
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