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HIST 062. History of Warfare. 4 Units.

Taking a global approach, this course examines the history of warfare from ancient times through the present. It looks at how warfare was shaped, and shaped by, social, political and technological changes. After briefly looking at warfare in ancient, traditional and medieval societies, the class turns to the era of modern war beginning in the seventeenth century. From then on, technological and social changes transformed the conduct of war in many parts of the world. The course ends with a consideration of nuclear capability and terrorism. In class assignments, students have an opportunity to pursue their own interests on a variety of military related themes, events, or issues. (GE2B)