Skip Navigation
 

MILS620 - Studies in Future War

Course Details

Course Code: MILS620 Course ID: 3219 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course considers the nature of future military conflict, the history of future war doctrine, and the impact of current conflict on the conceptualization of the "next war." Students examine current, past, and future low-intensity as well as high-intensity conflicts, and the appropriate use of military force in the power projection role to influence a diplomatic resolution to a conflict. Rogue nations, and related cultural clashes, and religious factors are related to planning for future war.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Assess the key influences on the international and national security environments in the near- and long-term future.

CO-2: Analyze the extant and predicted threats to the international and national security environments.

CO-3: Deconstruct the existing and predicted strategies to address the near- and long-term threats to the international and national security environments.

CO-4: Evaluate the differences, as well as similarities, between wars and conflicts of the past, present and future.

CO-5: Synthesize the strategic, policy, and doctrinal necessities for future war and conflict.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Assignments

Percentage

Future Operating Environment Scenario

National Security White Paper

National Security Strategy Presentation

Weekly Forums

Forecast Forums

25%

30%

15%

20%

10%

TOTAL

100%

NameGrade %
Weekly Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.50 %
Week 2 Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forum 2.50 %
Week 6 Forum 2.50 %
Week 7 Forum 2.50 %
Week 8 Forum 2.50 %
Forecast Forums 10.00 %
Week 2 Forecast Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forecast Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forecast Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forecast Forum 2.50 %
Future Operating Environment Scenario 25.00 %
Future Operating Environment Scenario 25.00 %
National Security White Paper 30.00 %
National Security White Paper 30.00 %
National Security Strategy Presentation 15.00 %
National Security Strategy Presentation 15.00 %

Required Course Textbooks

There are no required textbooks for this class.

Required Readings

  • External websites and other assigned readings are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
  • Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
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.