May 15, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

HIS 305 American Military History

Fall - Spring Semesters

This course provides an overview of the military history of the United States, from the colonial era to the present.  It blends the “traditional” approach to military history - focused on strategies, battles, and commanders - with a look at warfare and military institutions within the context of the nation’s economic, political, social, and intellectual life.  Among other topics, the course will examine why America has chosen to go to war; how its wars were fought; who fought them (and why); how the outcome was shaped; and what impact this had on individuals and the country as a whole.

3 credit hours