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Curriculum By Area

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CURRICULUM BY AREA*
 

INTRODUCTION TO MILITARY HISTORY (6 Hours—All Students)

HOURS

Methods and the Historiography of Military History

3

Strategic Thinkers and Military Intellectuals

3

   

FOUNDATIONS IN MILITARY HISTORY (9 Hours—Choose Three)

 

Leadership in the Crucible of War

3

U.S. Military History

3

Non-Western Military History

3

 Irregular Warfare

3

Naval and Amphibious Warfare

3

The History of Airpower

3
   

CONFLICT STUDIES (6 Hours—Choose Two)

 

Greco-Roman Warfare

3

The Hundred Years’ War

3

French and Indian War

3

American Revolution

3

Napoleonic Wars

3

American Civil War

3

American Indian Wars 

3

World War I 

3

World War II in Europe and Africa

3

World War II in The Pacific

3

The Resistance in World War II

3

The Red Army

3

The Vietnam War

3

The Global Cold War

3

Arab-Israeli Conflict

3

Global War on Terrorism

3

 Special Topic: Conflict Studies

3
   

WAR AND SOCIETY (3 Hours—Choose One)

 

War and Society in Early China

3

The Samurai and the Japanese Military Tradition

3

The Viking Military Tradition

3

King Alfred's Wars

3

War and Society in Early Moden Europe

3

The Dutch Revolt

3

War and Society in the Age of Total War

3

Social Movements in the Vietnam Era

3

The Double-V Campaign: African-Americans in World War II

3

Modern Middle East

3

Military Coups and Dictators in Latin America

3

History of the U.S./Mexico Borderland

3

Special Topics in War and Society

3
   

CAPSTONE (6 Hours): Students will choose one of three capstone experiences: 1) Non-Thesis Option; 2) Thesis Option; or 3) Certificate in Military Leadership Option

6

 

 

NON-THESIS OPTION (6 Hours)

6

War and Society Elective (3)

Capstone Seminar (3)

 
   

THESIS (6 Hours)

Students will produce an original research project and a substantial written thesis capable of publication. 

6

 

 

CERTIFICATE IN MILITARY LEADERSHIP OPTION (Students who wish to receive The Citadel’s Certificate in Military Leadership in addition to the MA degree must complete the following courses during their program of study):

 

Leadership in the Crucible of War (see Foundations, above)

3

U.S. Military History (see Foundations, above)

3

Non-Western Military History (see Foundations, above)

3

Leadership Elective (1): Either LDRS 753: Strategy and Contemporary Military Leadership Issues -OR- LDRS 711: Leading Change: Organization Development and Transformation

3

Capstone Seminar

3

 Click on the chart below for the Preliminary Schedule of Courses from 2019-22

 preliminary course schedule 2019 22

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