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Fall 2012-2013
* HIS 354 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

War in the Modern Western World

David A. Bell

A survey of the history of war in the Western world since the late middle ages. Will cover both "operational" military history (strategy, tactics, logistics, mobilization, etc.), and also the relationship of war to broad changes in politics, society and culture.

Sample reading list:
John Keegan, The Face of Battle
David Bell, The First Total War
James McPherson, Antietam
Carl von Clausewitz, On War
Isabel Hull, Absolute Destruction
Antony Beevor, Stalingrad

Reading/Writing assignments:
Final Exam; Paper (6-8 pp.) on topic chosen from a list distributed by instructor; In-class mid-term exam.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 35%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22948 L01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M W   McDonnell Hall   A02   Enrolled:96 Limit:200
P01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am W   Dickinson Hall   211   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
P02 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm W   Tower Club   101   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
P03 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Tower Club   101   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
P04 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm W   Dickinson Hall   211   Enrolled:6 Limit:15
P05 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   McCosh Hall   B12   Enrolled:15 Limit:15
P06 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am W   Tower Club   101   Enrolled:8 Limit:15
P07 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
P07A 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B22   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
P08 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm Th   Dickinson Hall   230   Enrolled:4 Limit:15
P09 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am F   Tower Club   101   Enrolled:7 Limit:15