MS.0102 American Military History


Class Info

Thematic exploration of American military history in the context of the broader history of the United States, US military strategy and involvement around the world, and the social effects of the American society on the military. Begins with a survey of world military history, up to the American colonial period, offering perspective on how and why Americans viewed armed conflict the way they did. Then covers the growth and development of the US military, from the colonial period to the modern day. Examines in depth why America fought each conflict the way it did and how it arrived at those ways of fighting. Investigates the usually subtle, yet profound, social effects the US military and American society have on each other. Includes readings, oral and written presentations, and oral and written quizzes and exams.

This class has MS.101 as a prerequisite.

MS.0102 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by S. McDonough and P. Godfrin.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesdays in W59-159.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

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