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Course Details

Course Code: MILS583 Course ID: 3220 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is a critical analysis of the origins and structures of insurgency and revolution. Various theories and analyses are presented and tested against the historical record. Students assess how these ideas have assisted or hindered the study of and interaction with specific groups of insurgents and revolutionaries. Special emphasis is on revolutionary movements as represented by the Bolsheviks, the Chinese Communists, the Viet Minh/Viet Cong, and militant Islamist insurgents.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
10/31/2022 - 03/31/2023 04/03/2023 - 05/28/2023 April Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Analyze insurgency and revolution.

CO-2: Examine the impact of scholarship on revolution and insurgency.

CO-3: Analyze causes of insurgency and revolution.

CO-4: Evaluate techniques for defeating insurgency and revolutionary movements.

CO-5: Analyze key lessons learned on insurgency and revolution as they relate to changes in tactics, operations, and strategy.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 20 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:59 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:59 pm ET. Discussion posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Short Research Paper I – 25 percent

Short Research Paper 2 – 25 percent

Final Assessment – 30 percent

NameGrade %
Research Paper 50.00 %
Short Research Paper 2 25.00 %
Short Research Paper 1 25.00 %
Final Assessment 30.00 %
Final Assessment 30.00 %
Discussions 20.00 %
Week 1: Defining Revolution and Insurgency 2.50 %
Week 2: Examining Revolutions 2.50 %
Week 3: Examining Historical Insurgencies 2.50 %
Week 4: Examining Contemporary Insurgencies 2.50 %
Week 5: Global Insurgency 2.50 %
Week 6: Counterinsurgency in Theory and Practice I 2.50 %
Week 7: Counterinsurgency in Theory and Practice II 2.50 %
Week 8: Future Challenges 2.50 %

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

CO-1: Analyze insurgency and revolution.

CO-2: Examine the impact of scholarship on revolution and insurgency.

CO-3: Analyze causes of insurgency and revolution.

CO-4: Evaluate techniques for defeating insurgency and revolutionary movements.

CO-5: Analyze key lessons learned on insurgency and revolution as they relate to changes in tactics, operations, and strategy.

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.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.