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    Nov 07, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Those who don't understand history are doomed to repeat it! Honestly, studying and learning history teaches us a lot about human nature and what type of expectations to have regarding our day to day lives. Learning and understanding history, gives us more tools to be successful with our day to day lives, and will help us predict and better navigate our futures.

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    I'm currently about halfway through the course. By sheer coincidence, the professor chose to write the curriculum around the thesis statement of "Why we dropped the bomb in WWII" --- well I grew up in Hawaii and the bombing of Pearl Harbor is a catalytic event that birthed my entire family line. I thought I knew and understood quite a bit about this historical topic, but I have found, quite pleasantly to my surprise, that there is so much more. I even unearthed a concept that isn't written about anywhere that I've been able to find. I've become rather obsessed with why no one thought to consider, amidst the politics and science of the bombs usage, if the concussive nature of that powerful of a bomb might damage the layers of earth beneath causing permanent or irreparable damage? I can't help but think that the major shaker of 2011 was directly caused by the bomb in 1945 and what sort of culpability we have for the loss of life that Japan has experienced since that fateful day.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Prepare to have your concepts challenged!

    • Fall 2016
    • Susan Dawson
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    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments

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