HISTORY 386.01 THE MILITARY AND WAR IN AMERICA.

Monday-Wednesday 3:00-4:30 PM. Estill 205

Instructor: Nicholas Pappas

Office: Estill 326

Office hours: MWF 9-10, MW 2-3, T-Th 8-11

Office phone: 294-3617

Home phone: 295-4985

E-Mail address: his_ncp@shsu.edu

URL: http://www.shsu.edu/~his_ncp/386Main.html


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

CLASS SCHEDULE AND PROCEDURE:

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE:

  1. 8) Grade scale: 450-500=A; 400-549=B; 350-399=C; 300-349=D; 0-299=F.


REQUIRED READINGS: 1) The basic text for this course is United State Army, Center of Military History, American Military History, Washington D.C.: Center of Military History, 1989. It is available in both remote and local links. Individual chapters are linked below within Web Readings Sections. In addition readings links are included in the Reaction Paper, Exam Study Guide,and Lecture Outline pages. Besides this work, web sources from other services (Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) are also included in the course outlines, readings, exam study sheet,and lecture outline pages. 2) Primary sources and topical study readings are included on the Syllabus, Reaction Paper, Exam Study Guide,and Lecture Outline pages. 3) Readings from the text and supplementary sources are given on a weekly basis four 2-to-3-page reaction papers will be assigned from the readings during the semester.


COURSE OUTLINE:

Week 1: INTRODUCTION TO MILITARY HISTORY. (8/25)

Week 2: WARFARE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. (8/30-9/1)

Week 3: THE MILITARY DIMENSIONS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. (9/6-9/8)

Week 4: THE NAPOLEONIC WARS. (9/13-/9/15)

Week 5: THE ERA OF U.S. NATIONAL EXPANSION. (9/20-9/24)

Week 6: THE AMERICAN ILIAD. (9/27-9/29)

Week 7: THE ADVENT OF TOTAL WAR. (10/4-10/6)

Week 8: THE CHALLENGE OF MILITARISM AND IMPERIALISM. (10/11-10/13)

Week 9: THE FIRST WORLD WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH. (10/18-10/20)

Week 10: THE PERIOD OF INTERLUDE. (10/25-10/27)

Week 11: WORLD WAR II: A RETURN TO TOTAL WAR. (11/1-11/3)

Week 12: THE SECOND WORLD WAR: FROM TOTAL WAR TO COLD WAR. (11/8-11/12)

Week 13: POSTWAR ERA: NEW FORMS & ARENAS OF CONFLICT, 1945-65. (11/15-11/17)

Week 14: POSTWAR ERA: NEW FORMS & ARENAS OF CONFLICT, 1965-75. (11/22)

Week 15: POSTWAR ERA: NEW FORMS & ARENAS OF CONFLICT, 1965-75. (11/29-12/1)

Week 16: BEYOND THE COLD WAR. (12/6-12/8)


FINAL EXAMINATION DECEMBER 15, 2:00-4:00 P.M.