HIST-253: War and Warfare in Western History: From Gunpowder to Desert Storm (formerly HI-153)
Course, prefix, number, & title: HIST-253 War and Warfare in Western History: From Gunpowder to Desert Storm (formerly HI-153)
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3
Pre-requisites (if any): ENGL-101
Co-requisites (if any): ENGL-101
Course Description in college catalog:
The course surveys the evolution of warfare from Feudal times to the era of total war and the nuclear age. It will examine the nature of war, how it is used by the state to promote its interests, and how war impacts human society, its economy and political institutions. A number of major battles from different periods will be analyzed with a view to understanding how strategy, battle-field tactics, as well as military organization and training, change in response to new technology and weapons.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
1. Students will critically evaluate historical evidence related to the relationship between warfare and political decisions, social structures, economic trends, and culture.
a. Differentiate between primary and secondary historical source material.
b. Identify how historical moments shape perspectives.
2.Students will identify and explain the cause and effect relationships surrounding politics, economy, ideology and war
a. Define difference between cause and effect.
b. Identify relationships between specific historical causes and effects.
3. Students will identify and evaluate the major social, cultural, political, and economic causes and effects of specific military conflicts.
a. Define difference between different kinds of change in society.
b. Provide examples of both change and continuity over time in social, political, economic, and cultural history and its relationship to war and warfare.
c. Evaluate different significance of different types of change.
Other program outcomes (if applicable).
Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
Exams, Research paper(s) and Quizzes
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
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