By using a variety of perspectives--social, cultural, intellectual, political--this course will examine and re-examine the ways that the First World War shaped and affected the modern world. After examining the broader causes of the war, the course will work outward from the battlefields to the home fronts, to the empires, and throughout the post-war world. Although this course focuses on European history, instructors may also examine its global context. Class Notes: Please view the class details for additional important information about this class. Gateway course for Winter HST 390. Enrollment Requirements: A C- or better in HST 199 (or HST 298) or instructor consent is a prerequisite for this course.