Registration begins on December 20, 2012. Online registration ends January 18, 2013.
Current & Political Affairs
The Great War: 1914-1919
Harry W. Fritz
Fridays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
The Great War (1914-1919) was the pivotal event of the 20th century. "From it came U.S. intervention, the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of the Soviet Union, Italian Fascism, the Great Depression, Nazism, World War II, the Holocaust, the ruin of Europe [Aldous Huxley, 1946]," not to mention the Cold War, the creation and ultimate destruction of Yugoslavia, and the formation of the modern Middle East. This MOLLI course places the war in its global context, while stressing the stalemate on the Western Front and the efforts to overcome it.
About the instructor:
Harry W. Fritz is Professor Emeritus of History at The University of Montana in Missoula. He graduated from Missoula County High School in 1956, and attended Dartmouth College (AB 1960), The University of Montana (MA 1962), and Washington University in St. Louis (PhD 1971). Harry still teaches courses in early American history, American military history, and Montana history. He has been UM’s Teacher of the Year (1972 and 1999) and the Carnegie Foundation’s Montana Professor of the Year 2004. In 1985, Harry won UM’s Distinguished Service Award, the Governor’s Humanities Award in 2003, and in 2007 the Robert T. Pantzer award. He has also written and lectured widely on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Harry is the author of The Lewis and Clark Expedition
(Greenwood 2004), Montana: Land of Contrast
(1984; rev. ed., 2001), and co-editor of Montana and the West
(1984), The Montana Heritage
(1992), and The Montana Legacy
(2002). Harry served in the Montana House of Representatives in 1985 and 1987, as well as in the Montana Senate in 1991 and 1993.
Fall 2012 Refund and Cancellation Policy
Course tuition costs may be refunded on a case-by-case basis on or before the third week of the Fall term. Refunds may be applied as a credit towards a future MOLLI course. Refunds are not granted after the third week of the Fall term. Membership cost is non-refundable. If paying by check, social security numbers must be provided to the MOLLI office to receive a refund and may take up to six weeks. Social security numbers are not required for refunds processed from credit card payments.