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World War I: The Western Front

A Beginner's Study of The Western Front
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This course is about the Western Front during World War I. The course consists of 8 lectures of reasonable size so it should only take an hour or two of your time to complete it. The course is structured in chronological order starting in Pre-War Europe leading all the way to the end of the war and the year 1919. Students should take this course if they have an interest in World War I and are wishing to learn about the battles and soldiers experiences on the Western Front. It will give them an appreciation for the world we live in now and for the courage these young men and women faced during this horrendous time. I will keep this course in an easy to understand format to not lose anyone along the way. The only materials a student will need is a program that can play WMV files (which come on Windows computers).

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is interested in World War I and the Western Front should take this course. No prior WWI knowledge is needed as it will be discussed in lectures,
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What Will I Learn?
Appreciate and understand the roles of soldiers and their efforts during the war
Participate in many conversations regarding the war with other people interested in the war
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  • Students will need a program to play wmv files and also powerpoint if they wish to keep my powerpoint slideshows.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 10 Lectures Collapse All 10 Lectures 01:14:50
1 Lecture 05:09
The Western Front
8 Lectures 01:06:41

This first main lecture of the course will focus on the conditions among Pre-WWI Europe.

Preview 05:39

This lecture will focus on the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914.

The Final Tipping Point

This lecture will focus on the July Crisis and the aftermath of the Assassination.

The July Crisis

This lecture will focus on the early months of WWI until the end of 1914.

World War I: 1914

This lecture will focus on the entire year of 1915 and the important events that occurred during this year.

World War I: 1915

This lecture will focus on the famous events of this year which include the Battle of the Somme and Verdun.

World War I: 1916

This lecture will look at the events of 1917 including the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele.

World War I: 1917

This lecture will focus on the final year of the war and a little bit on the aftermath for the Central Powers.

World War I: 1918/1919
Readings and Videos of Experiences
1 Lecture 00:00
Readings from Soldiers in the Trenches and video of first hand experiences
3 pages
Final Quiz
0 Lectures 00:00

This quiz will be used to test how much you learned through out this course! Don't cheat!

World War I
10 questions
About the Instructor
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History Major

Hi, I am Brandon Fitzsimmons. I am 21 years old and just about to finish up my University Career in History and Sociology. I have a knack for all things history but I'm primarily interested in the 20th century including World War I and II and the evolving of Rock and Roll through the century. I have done many classes on World War I and intend to teach them in the future to other university students.

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