United States Military History: Civil War to Today
This one-semester course will analyze the tactical and strategic decisions of the United States military and political leaders from the Civil War to the present. Specific battles and campaigns of various wars will be studied in detail. Students will assess the decision-making and leadership skills of small- and large-unit commanders, as well as the country’s political leaders. An emphasis will be placed on how the country’s military has adapted to technological improvements over time. The course will conclude with a detailed look at the makeup of today’s armed forces, as well as the future of the military as its role as global peacemaker emerges and takes shape.