POLS190-001: Fresh Sem: Poli Sci

Topic: The Pacific War

August 24, 2016 - December 6, 2016
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
10:00am - 11:15am
Reiter, Dan
Appropriate for First Year students.

For first-year students only. Entry level seminar focusing on a specific topic. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Special Evidence-Focused Seminar. For more information: http://evidence.emory.edu/in-the-news/evidence-focused-courses.html

This course covers a number of topics related to World War II in the Pacific, including the Japanese bid for empire, the attack on Pearl Harbor, American war strategy, the use of the atomic bomb against Japan, sexual violence committed by Japanese forces, treatment of prisoners of war and torture, the democratization of Japan after the war, the American imprisonment of Japanese Americans, mobilization during wartime, and others.  The course is not intended to be a comprehensive historical survey of the Pacific War.  The course will often pair up issue areas in the Pacific War with contemporary policy concerns, such as intelligence failure, sexual violence in African civil wars, the use of torture in the war on terror, nation-building in Afghanistan, and others.  This course will include extremely graphic portrayals of violence.  The course has a heavy emphasis on student writing, and will require some in-class student presentations.

  1. William Strunk and E.B. White
    Elements of Style
  2. E. B. Sledge
    With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa

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