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Course Details

Course Code: MILH222 Course ID: 3659 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a survey and discussion of warfighting from end of the 17th century until now, to include military arts and science as well as combined arms employment. Emphasizes the innovations and changes in strategy, tactics, organization and technology engendered by the decisions of the great captains of each age.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Compare and contrast the major global wars, battles, engagements, and conflicts between 1700 and the present.

CO-2 Describe the major battles and campaigns of these wars and conflicts, and the strategies and tactics employed.

CO-3 Generalize the evolving nature of military policy and the effect of political influences and society.

CO-4 Summarize technical innovations and its impact upon the military science of war.

CO-5 Identify key leaders and their techniques of the period.

The evaluation procedures for your reading and written work are specified below. It is important to read the assigned chapters in your texts thoughtfully and carefully to understand the historical narrative. Each week’s reading is detailed in the Course Outline that follows. Remember, this course is text driven and your reading is essential, in addition to the weekly lectures, so read your assignments completely.

Interaction: Students will maintain routine contact throughout the course. While the number of these may vary according to the specific course and individual student need, you may correspond with me as much as you wish to in order to complete the course and enhance your interpretation of the course objectives.

DISCUSSION Reading Analysis Instructions

In first DISCUSSION or Introduction you will write a summary in your post to discuss who you are, your major and why you chose this course. This will need to be completed by Friday at 11:59 EST as an university requirement to save your place in the course. Also read two peers introduction post and respond to the two peers postings by Sunday at 11:59 PM EST.

In DISCUSSIONS 1 through 7, you will be completing Reading Analyses of an articles dealing with the era of military history covered for that week. When a DISCUSSION begins, you will first want to "stake a claim" to the article from the week's readings that you would like to analyze. Staking claim means you will draft the article’s title in your discussion post title. Take care to see what your peers have already claimed; duplicating an article will deduct 25 points from your score. The goal is to learn from each other by not duplicating the same event or article. Claiming your article allows you to return through the editing toll next to your discussion’s title. Complete your initial article analysis discussion post by the end of the day on

Wednesday of each week. Your article analysis discussion post discusses the information supplied in the reference article but with the last paragraph explaining what you learned about this event, era and military history. You will then respond to two peers by Friday each week discussing their reference article and what you learned from them. The only points you will gain for peer responses are from posting to your peers’ article analysis discussion posts. You may respond freely to any posts made towards your own initial post but they will not be graded.

For DISCUSSION 1-7 (not 8), you will also need to respond to a follow-up question that I will post either late Sunday or early Monday. Your response to my follow-up question should fully answer the question that I asked and it will be due by the following week Friday by 11:59 PM EST .

Discussion 8 will be a discussion on what you have learned from this course as it pertains to warfare and military history from 1700 to present. The instructor may ask a directive question. Open the description area of the discussion to learn the directions. This discussion has the last paragraph explaining what you will take away from this course for your major.

You will have four Essay style discussions that will involve research and a written summary essay on a topic of your choosing from the period provided per discussion. The Battle Analysis format should be utilized (see discussion essay area for weeks 2,3,5 & 7 for the battle analysis ) The topic that should include a summary of a battle or military engagement that you researched during that era and it is due Sunday by 11:59 PM EST. See the Essay discussion for weeks 2,3,5 & 7 for specific details for these assignments. You will also need to read the essay discussions of at least two other students and respond to their research by the following Sunday at 11:59 PM EST. Add to their research and point out any missing information that should have been mentioned in their summary such as names of leaders, places, specific materials, weapons used by both sides in the battle, the transportation, terrain, issues encountered and tactics.

NameGrade %
Research Essay 40.00 %
Research Essay 1 10.00 %
Research Essay 2 10.00 %
Research Essay 3 10.00 %
Research Essay 4 10.00 %
Discussions 51.00 %
Week 1: Emergence of Modern Europe Discussion and Analysis 7.29 %
Week 2: A Time of Revolutions 1776-1825 Discussion and Analysis 7.29 %
Week 3: Spheres of Influence 1776-1914 Discussion and Analysis 7.29 %
Week 4: The Rise of Nationalism 1815-1914 7.29 %
Week 5: The World at War 1914-1945 7.29 %
Week 6 - The Cold War 1945-1991 7.29 %
Week 7 - A New Millennium 1991–Present 7.29 %
Introduction 2.00 %
Introductions 2.00 %
Final Discussion 7.00 %
Week 8: Final Discussion on Warfare from 1700s to Present 7.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Compare and contrast the major global wars, battles, engagements, and conflicts between 1700 and the present.

CO-2 Describe the major battles and campaigns of these wars and conflicts, and the strategies and tactics employed.

CO-3 Generalize the evolving nature of military policy and the effect of political influences and society.

CO-4 Summarize technical innovations and its impact upon the military science of war.

CO-5 Identify key leaders and their techniques of the period.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.