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This course explores American involvement in World
War I both in Europe and at home. The era of the
First World War was a crucial period in the development
of modern America both as a nation on the international
scene and in terms of economic, social, and political
institutions at home. In this course, Professor Michael
Neiberg of the US Army War College explores the forces
that brought America into the war, the country's
involvement, and its emergence into the post-war world.
- Twelve lectures
Primary source readings that complement the lectures
A certificate of completion for 15 hours of
professional development credit
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LEAD SCHOLAR: Michael Neiberg
Michael Neiberg is the chair of war studies at the US
Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He
previously taught at the US Air Force Academy and the
University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Neiberg has
conducted extensive research on World War I and
World War II through the lenses of social,
military, and world history. Some of his books include
When France Fell: The Vichy Crisis and the Fate of
the Anglo-American Alliance,
The Path to War: How the First World War Created
Modern America, and
Making Citizen-Soldiers: ROTC and the Ideology of
American Military Service.