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Fall 2015-2016
* SOC 250 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Western Way of War

Miguel A. Centeno

A historical and analytical overview of war focusing on the origins and consequences of organized violence, the experience of battle, the creation and behavior of warriors, and the future of such conflicts.

Sample reading list:
D. Bolger, Why We Lost
Homer, The Iliad
E. B. Sledge, With the Old Breed
T.Hicks, Making the Corps
Thucydides, Peloponnesian Wars

Reading/Writing assignments:
200 pages of reading per week. Students will be responsible for 3 short essays plus a midterm and final.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 45%
Class/Precept Participation - 5%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21162 L01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   McCosh Hall   50   Enrolled:278 Limit:350
24350 P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   48   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
24351 P01A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T   Wallace Hall   004   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
24352 P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T   Wallace Hall   004   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
24472 P02A 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T   Green Hall   1-S-5   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
24353 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   McCosh Hall   48   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
24354 P03A 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   McCosh Hall   34   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
24355 P03B 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   McCosh Hall   26   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
24356 P04 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Green Hall   1-S-5   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
24357 P05 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
24358 P06 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
24473 P06A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Corwin Hall   023   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
24359 P07 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:8 Limit:14
24360 P08 9:00 am - 9:50 am Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
24361 P08A 9:00 am - 9:50 am Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:4 Limit:15
24362 P09 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:15 Limit:14 Closed
24363 P09A 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:8 Limit:14
24364 P09B 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Peyton Hall   140   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
24365 P10 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
24366 P10A 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
24367 P10B 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Peyton Hall   140   Enrolled:8 Limit:14
24368 P10C 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
24369 P11 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Peyton Hall   140   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
24370 P11A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
24371 P11B 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
24372 P12 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Peyton Hall   140   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
24373 P12A 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
24374 P12B 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
24474 P13 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:5 Limit:15
23244 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled