Jan 27, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

HIST-262 American Military History

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0; Pre-requisite: ENGL-101 .
This course surveys the military experiences of U.S. from the colonial period to the present. In addition to studying strategy tactics and weapons issues such as the social composition of the armed forces the influence of new technologies on warfare the tension between professional and citizen soldiers popular attitudes toward war and the military and the effects of war on American society will be explored.

Course Outcomes
1. Assess the changing role of the armed forces in American society 2. Evaluate the causes, conduct, and outcomes of military engagements in Colonial America through the War for Independence 3. Appraise the role of the armed forces in America’s westward expansion 4. Assess the development of military professionalism in the 19th Century 5. Evaluate the causes, conduct and outcome of America’s 19th Century conflicts 6. Appraise the role of the armed forces in American overseas expansion 7. Evaluate the development of the armed forces in the area of World Wars 8. Assess the development of the armed forces in the Cold War era 9. Appraise the development of the armed forces in the post-Cold War era 10. Assess historical evidence