Modern American Military History – HIUS 380

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 04/08/2022

Course Description

An in-depth study of United States military history in the 20th century.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog

Rationale

The purpose of this course is to survey the various factors that contributed to the rise of American military power in the last century from that of a frontier force to a global power. The various perspectives and influences of leaders, the development of a uniquely American style of warfare, and the consequent impact on tactics, strategy, and operations will be traced from the Spanish-American War to the current War on Terror. This course will fulfill an exciting concentration requirement for the history major at Liberty University.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

There will be 4 Discussions throughout this course. The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each Discussion. Each thread must be 250 words in length and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student must reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must 150 words in length. (CLO: B, C, D and; FSLO: 2, 3, 4)

Mid-Term Essay Assignment

The student will write a Mid-Term Essay Assignment in current Turabian format that focuses on World War II. The paper must include at least 3 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. The essay must be a minimum of 3 pages in length. (CLO: A, B, C, D, and E; FSLO: CIL:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and CGE, 1)

Final Paper Assignment

The student will write a Final Paper Assignment in current Turabian format that focuses on American Military Experience. The paper must include at least 5 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. The paper must be a minimum of 7 pages in length. (CLO A, B, C, D, and E; FSLO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the Module: Week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 15 multiple-choice questions, and have a 60-minute time limit. (CLO A, B, and E; FSLO: 3)