Continuing Education

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The WWII continuing education track provides a rich sequence of online courses that will allow WWII experts and educators to learn at their own pace, while gaining premier knowledge that can be used in their professional careers. Learners of all backgrounds will be able to increase their knowledge of the war, as well as their critical thinking skills, while achieving quality personal growth and intellectual development through the vanguard coursework.

The Student Experience

The continuing education program aims at the student who is less concerned with grading and accumulation of academic credit hours, and more interested in the satisfaction and intellectual stimulation of lifelong learning. Continuing education courses will be briefer and more concise, while still drawing upon the combined resources and personnel of The National WWII Museum and Arizona State University.

Continuing education courses will also take participants “behind the lines” at the Museum, allowing them to see artifacts and documents that are not displayed as part of the regular exhibits. Without assignments, papers, or exams, the continuing education experience amounts to education for the purest reason of all: the challenge of learning.


Meet Our Instructors

Taught by the scholars of The National WWII Museum’s Institute for the Study of War and Democracy; Museum historians, curators, and educators; as well as leading faculty from Arizona State University, the WWII continuing education program provides lifelong learners in-depth insights into the war and its legacies. Get to know some of the course instructors:

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The Air War: European Theater of Operations

During World War II, military aviation played a significant role in all theaters. From nimble single-engine fighters, like the Japanese Zero and American P-51, to lumbering B-17 and B-24 strategic bombers, the use of aircraft not only changed the course of the war, but altered the future of warfare. This course will cover the growth of military aviation, from before World War I through the interwar years, and the use of airpower in the European theater of World War II, addressing both doctrinal and material developments and the roles they played. Through the use of lectures, roundtable discussions, first-person narratives, and suggested readings, this course will examine the salient advancements, wartime effects, and contemporary legacies of military airpower in World War II.

Register by January 29 and get 10% off using code WWIIAWET.

Registration: January 15 − February 19
Course Begins: February 12
Course Ends: April 15

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