F304 Fall 2018 The Great War: A Long Shadow Over the 20th Century, Part 2
Tuesdays, 11:30–1:30, Sept. 18–Nov. 6 No Class Oct. 9
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Bernie Oppel
This course is a continuation of F306 from spring 2018. After a brief review of the war, the course will focus on additional global consequences and legacies of World War I, including remaking the global economic order, cultural impacts, World War II, creation of the European Union, and colonial changes in East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. To complement your experience, at selected intervals the course will include a number of films about the war. Chosen for their artistic merit, historical accuracy, and realism, the films range from classics such as All Quiet on the Western Front to more recent productions such as Gallipoli. The film class will meet from 11:30 to 1:30 so that each film can be shown in one class period. Enrollment in Part 1 is not required to participate in Part 2.
OLLI member Bernie Oppel is a retired Foreign Service Officer and retired Air Force colonel. He holds a PhD in modern European/Russian history from Duke University. He has taught history at the US Air Force Academy, as well as several history and history film courses at OLLI.