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Course Descriptions: Spring 2014 - HTY 278: American Military History

Instructor:  Jessica Falconer

Time: Tuesday; 5:30 – 8:00pm


Description:  This course is a survey of the American military experience from the Colonial period to the Vietnam War,emphasizing the growth of the military institution and the relationship between that institution and American society.  Class style will incorporate open discussion, respectful debate, the use of interactive maps, and review of archival documents, including journal entries, battle plans, and more. Discussion and study will look at as many aspects of American military history as time and student interest permits, including the evolution of weaponry and strategy; women, minorities, and even children in the military; the complex and powerful relationship between the media and American military action; and much more.

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