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

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HIST 258 - Modern Military History 1815-Present


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 financial, strategic, tactical, and technological developments of warfare; new imperialism; total war; race and gender; terrorism; and torture. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly HS 218.

3 semester hours

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

  • Analyze and assess the developments in military technology and strategy 1815 to the present and the impact of warfare on medicine
  • Explain the roles of the military in New Imperialism.
  • Describe and explain the concept of total war and its implications for civilian populations using the World Wars as examples.
  • Analyze and assess the changing roles of race and gender within the military in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Analyze the impact of the Cold War on the military.
  • Describe and evaluate the European military responses to modern terrorism.

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