PCON 245 - Organizing War: Military
Governments make war but the military fights them. How modern militaries are built impacts their world – and ours. Concentrating on the US armed forces, this class explores how mission, thought, culture, and politics shape the military and its functions. Part of our challenge is to understand the relationship among these factors. This course discusses major themes in modern military studies, with a focus on military organization. It explores why militaries change and adapt – or fail to – and asks what exactly they are meant to do in the first place. Students gain literacy in major topics and controversies in military studies and major issues in current military policy making, as well as learn practical career skills through practice creating executive summaries.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Senior
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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