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Offered on a rotating basis

Contemporary Military History provides a military perspective on the modern US political system, focusing on the military industrial complex and the objectives of war. Students begin with a tour of the philosophical foundation for modern war theory looking at Bentham, Kant, and others. After this review, a chronological look at the 20th century military engagements of the US will be conducted. Resources include historical primary sources, newspapers, magazines, the internet, movies, and national television.


Course Information

  • Course Duration: Semester
  • Course Credits: 0.5
  • Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

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