2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 268 History of Warfare (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
This course will cover the most significant developments in warfare since antiquity. The regional and chronological approaches will be used, as well as the showing of relevant documentaries and presentations by local veterans of our military services.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and analyze the pivotal developments in the course of major wars.
2. Explain the chief war-related aspects of the foreign policy doctrines of the governments involved.
3. Analyze the interconnections (social, ethnic, gender, artistic, intellectual, religious) within the affected populations.
4. Identify the major problems facing the nations impacted by war.
5. Draw conclusions from the past, discussing recent and present trends and their possible influence on the wars in question.
6. Compare and contrast different types of wars.
7. Determine the best possible preventive or preemptive methods to avert or limit wars in the contemporary world.
8. Determine the best possible position of the U.S. toward ongoing wars.
9. Discuss the impact of different wars on regional and global security.
10. Discuss major features of the geography of the belligerents; fundamental aspects of the politics, economics, culture, and demography of the nations involved in wars; the evolution of tactics, strategy, and military technology; the segments of International Law dealing with wars; war-averting and peace-making efforts, and the U.S. policy toward the most significant military conflicts.



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