Course Description

01:512:348 War, Peace, and the Military of the United States since 1877

  • Academic Credits: 3
  • Mode of Instruction: Lecture
  • Syllabus:  pdf Spring 2023 (100 KB)

    Syllabus Disclaimer:  The information on this syllabus is subject to change. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your course site (Sakai, Canvas, etc.) on the first day of class.

  • Course Description

    This is a survey of American attitudes and experiences concerning war, peace and the military from Reconstruction to the twenty-first century. The course explores changing modes of military organization through nationalization, professionalization, and technological developments. It also analyzes social and cultural attitudes towards war, peace, and the military, including anti-war, peace, and disarmament movements. Finally, the course examines civil-military relations and the influence of the military upon national policy.