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Course Code: MILH622 Course ID: 3420 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is an in-depth seminar on the military interventions of the United States and Soviet Union/Russia since the end of World War II. Students examine the military interventions of the United States and Soviet Union/Russia. Special emphasis includes the analysis of military interventions in Greece, Korea, Suez, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Somalia, Chechnya, and Iraq.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Explain the historical implications of the Cold War for the Interventions that followed.

CO-2: Assess the causes, as well as consequences, of military intervention in the post-1945 world.

CO-3: Analyze the military interventions of the United States and Soviet Union/Russian Federation from the end of World War II to1991.

CO-4: Examine the influence of Cold War diplomacy and national strategy/strategic objectives on U.S. and Soviet military operations.

CO-5: Evaluate the principle analytical and interpretive trends in the literature of post-1945 military intervention and incorporate.

DISCUSSIONS

Review each Discussion question, think critically, and respond at least two more times during the week. Substantive replies to other students or the instructor make up your participation grade, so they should go beyond “I agree,” or “I see your point.” Effective responses relate to course readings, theory, research, or personal experience to the discussion topic.


Try to tie your analysis into the readings for the week in direct ways (such as citing a key phrase). I do not want a summary of the readings by any means, but appropriate references can improve and support your argument. The ultimate goal is for you to address the Discussions and readings in a critical way (positive or negative). Cite a key phrase, analyze intent, sources, structure, thesis, and apply this to your own ideas about the subject. This means including a footnote for any section of the text or outside source used for developing ideas and including a full reference citation for all sources below the post.


Please note that I read and grade posts once a day, so there will undoubtedly be occasions when you see a partial grade. Just continue to participate in the conversation(s) and know that your final grade for the Discussion will not appear until the end of the Discussion.

LITERATURE REVIEW

The Literature Review must cover ten (10) of the major monographs, scholarly articles and/or web sites which you will use for your research paper. The purpose of this assignment is to assist you in the preparation of the final research paper. The books you use should be scholarly studies, not popular works. Any articles you select should be in a peer-reviewed journal that contains footnotes or endnotes citations


The Literature Review will be graded on the discussion of the sources, clarity of writing and proper documentation (footnotes and bibliography) using either Turabian or Chicago format. The review will be 6-9 pages long using Times New Roman 12 point font and be double-spaced throughout.


Literature reviews are written as “historical narratives.” Transitions from one paragraph to another should be facilitated through strong topical and transitional sentences. Do not create sub-titles, number, or double-space between paragraphs. Be sure that your review has a substantive introduction and conclusion.

BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY

Your second written assignment will be a brief study of an individual who played a role in the topic which you are investigating for your final research paper. This study will be 7-9 pages of text, with proper documentation where needed. It will include brief biographical data on the individual’s early life and career, and focus on his/her participation in the events under examination. In addition to the text, the study will include a bibliography with a minimum of eight (8) sources. A substantive introduction and conclusion are required. The assignment will be graded on the thesis and analysis, clarity of writing and proper documentation (both footnotes and bibliography).

RESEARCH PAPER

No later than the end of Week 8 you must submit a 15-17 page (excluding title page, footnotes, bibliography, and any charts) double-spaced analytical essay that addresses the topic you have worked on this semester. Your essay must be documented (footnotes and bibliography) as detailed in either the Chicago Manual of Style or Turabian’s Manual for Writers.


The research paper will be graded according to the following essential elements: 1) introduction providing a thesis statement; 2) body providing a discussion of central themes supported by primary / secondary sources; 3) conclusion drawing together the themes of the paper in a succinct, organized, and persuasive manner; and, 4) citations that are properly annotated as footnotes or endnotes.

NameGrade %
Assignments 30.00 %
Literature Review 15.00 %
Biographical Study 15.00 %
Discussions 45.00 %
Week 1: Introduction 5.63 %
Week 2: Iran 5.63 %
Week 3: Suez 5.63 %
Week 4: Poland and Hungary 5.63 %
Week 5: The Bay of Pigs 5.63 %
Week 6: Czechoslovakia 1968 5.63 %
Week 7: Grenada and Panama 5.63 %
Week 8: Ethiopia 5.63 %
Analytical Essay 25.00 %
Analytical Essay 25.00 %

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

CO-1: Explain the historical implications of the Cold War for the Interventions that followed.

CO-2: Assess the causes, as well as consequences, of military intervention in the post-1945 world.

CO-3: Analyze the military interventions of the United States and Soviet Union/Russian Federation from the end of World War II to1991.

CO-4: Examine the influence of Cold War diplomacy and national strategy/strategic objectives on U.S. and Soviet military operations.

CO-5: Evaluate the principle analytical and interpretive trends in the literature of post-1945 military intervention and incorporate.

Book Title:The Bay of Pigs (Ebook available in the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780199754250
Publication Info:Oxford University Press Lib
Author:Howard Jones
Unit Cost:$17.35
 
Book Title:The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times (Ebook available in the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780521703147
Publication Info:Cambridge University Press Lib
Author:Odd Arne Westad
Unit Cost:$30.39
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.