HIWD 376 Middle Eastern Warfare

A survey of the military history of the Greater Middle East from Antiquity to the Present.

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

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This course will survey from a military history perspective the changes over time within the Greater Middle East. An analysis of considerations from a biblical worldview provides the lens from which to historically assess the foundations of current American foreign policy, the continued support of Israel, and an analysis of American military involvement to the present.


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Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will respond to prompts provided and post a thread, containing a minimum of 250 words, to the Discussion. In addition to the thread, the student must submit 2 replies of at least 100 words to 2 classmates’ threads. These replies should ask questions and prod the thesis of the peers’ original threads.

Classical Warfare Geographical Analysis Assignment

This is a standard research paper like you will find in other courses. Its subject should revolve around Greater Middle East Warfare. The goal is for you to practice the skills you learned during this course and to exhibit an understanding of the knowledge you have gained from your readings and presentations in the course. The assignment must be at least 500 words.

This is a compare and contract analysis assignment of Eastern and Western warfare elements. The goal is for you to practice the skills you learned during this course and to exhibit an understanding of the knowledge you have gained from your readings.

This is a standard research paper like you will find in other courses. Its subject should revolve around Greater Middle East Warfare. The goal is for you to practice the skills you learned during this course and to exhibit an understanding of the knowledge you have gained from your readings and presentations in the course. This assignment should be at least 500 words.

Imperial Assessment Paper Assignment

This is a standard research paper like you will find in other courses. Its subject should revolve around the period and subject matter of the course. The goal is for you to practice the skills you learned during this course and to exhibit an understanding of the knowledge you have gained of Greater Middle East Warfare. This assignment should be 1-2 pages.

Israel and Iran Contingency Plan Assignment

This is mock contingency plan presentation. The goal is for you to exhibit your understanding of warfare in the Greater Middle East. The student will submit a contingency plan briefing document and 7-10 minute Kaltura presentation presenting the information.

Quizzes (7)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned Module: Week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain fifteen multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a one-hour time limit.


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