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Course Code: MILH541 Course ID: 2657 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is a study of the American Civil War with emphasis on operational contributions of Union and Confederate military leadership. Students examine Civil War battles on two levels: the strategic doctrine as formed by the major commanders and tactical developments that affected the conduct of battle at a lower echelon of command. Special emphasis is on the interplay between these levels in order to gain a comprehensive view of strategy and tactics in both armies from 1861-1865.

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
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

As a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • CO-1 Master and summarize the historiographical literature that analyzes campaign strategies and military thought before and during the Civil War.
  • CO-2 Analyze and criticize the actions of selected leaders and strategists for the Union and Confederate armies throughout the war.
  • CO-3 Compile and synthesize the arguments and positions orally and in writing strategic as well as tactical doctrine at all levels of command.
  • CO-4 Evaluate and justify the effectiveness and impact of strategy and tactics as practiced during critical engagements from 1861 to 1865.
  • C0-5 Scrutinize the impact of the Commanders in Chief of both sides in the conduct of the war.

As a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • CO-1 Master and summarize the historiographical literature that analyzes campaign strategies and military thought before and during the Civil War.
  • CO-2 Analyze and criticize the actions of selected leaders and strategists for the Union and Confederate armies throughout the war.
  • CO-3 Compile and synthesize the arguments and positions orally and in writing strategic as well as tactical doctrine at all levels of command.
  • CO-4 Evaluate and justify the effectiveness and impact of strategy and tactics as practiced during critical engagements from 1861 to 1865.
  • C0-5 Scrutinize the impact of the Commanders in Chief of both sides in the conduct of the war.
Book Title:This Mighty Scourge : Perspectives on the Civil War (ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780195313666
Publication Info:Oxford University Press Lib
Author:McPherson, James M.
Unit Cost:$31.35
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.