Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 257 - Modern Military History 1494-1815


Surveys European military history within a broad framework through which the student may view many aspects of historical events and human behavior. The course includes an examination of theoretical concepts and debates over the analysis of warfare in history. Topics include: the dynastic wars of the 15th to the 18th centuries, the Thirty Years War, colonialism, the American and French Revolutions, and the Napoleonic Wars. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly HS 217.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify, describe, and synthesize the main causes and effects of the dynastic wars of the late 15th through 18th centuries.
  • Explain the impact of the Thirty Years War on the geography, economy, and politics of Europe.
  • Analyze and assess the developments in military technology and strategy and the changing roles of the state between 1494 and 1815.
  • Describe and explain the involvement of the military in colonialism and its results.
  • Analyze the national wars of the American and French Revolutions and the Napoleonic Empire.

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