OSHR 1186 - World War I and the United States

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The centennial of America’s entry into World War I reminds us of its pivotal importance in our country’s history. The war transformed the United States into the world’s leading financial center and military power, made us the key diplomatic player on the world stage, witnessed the first deployment of American troops to Europe, and revolutionized the way we made war, on the home front and at the warfront. It also brought us Prohibition, Women’s Suffrage, immigration restriction, and the beginning of the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to the North. An event this monumental, compels our attention.

Please Note: No class November 22.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


David Danbom

David Danbom has been teaching 20th Century U.S. history for 36 years, formerly at North Dakota State University. A good deal of his published work has also focused on the war, especially on the home front.