Causes, flow, global impact of the war emphasizing American and Japanese experience, ways in which it shaped lives of individual participants, and how it is remembered.
Course Outline: 
Lesson 1: Introductions
Lesson 2: Origins
Lesson 3: Total War and Total Empire
Lesson 4: The War in Europe
Lesson 5: Shoah
Lesson 6: The War in the Pacific
Lesson 7: Gender and Connections between the Home Front and Battle Front
Lesson 8: Race on the US Home Front
Lesson 9: Operation Overlord in History and Popular Memory
Lesson 10: Empire and War
Lesson 11: Wars without Mercy
Lesson 12: The Fog of War
Lesson 13: Bringing the War to an End
Lesson 14: Aftermaths