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MILH654 - World War II and the Eastern Front

Course Details

Course Code: MILH654 Course ID: 4513 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is an analysis of the German-Soviet campaign during World War II. Students will examine the three major phases of this conflict that begins with the Wehrmacht invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, urban warfare in Stalingrad in the fall of 1942, and history’s largest tank battle at Prohorovka in 1943. Finally, this course will detail the Soviet counterattack across the Vistula and Oder Rivers that ended with the die Gotterdammerung in Berlin.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War
Publication Info:Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1998
Author:Glantz, David M
Unit Cost:$36.35
Book Title:Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945
Publication Info:Picador
Author:Catherine Merridale
Unit Cost:$23.40
Book Title:Ostkrieg: Hitler's War Of Extermination in the East - eBook available in the APUS Online library
Publication Info:University Press of Kentucky
Author:Fritz, Stephen G.
Unit Cost:$26.35
Book Title:Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-1943 - eBook available in the APUS Online library
Author:Hayward, Joel
Unit Cost:$26.35
Book Title:War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin (BOOO97DY6G)
Publication Info:BBC
Unit Cost:$21.78
Book Title:Battlefront Games Combat Mission Tactical computer combat simulator, available online from For older operating systems, Windows Vista - 7, use Barbarossa to Berlin. For Windows 7 and more recent systems and Mac OSX, use Red Thunder.
Unit Cost:$55.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.