Research in Military Doctrine – MISC 490

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

An introduction to the basic strategy, intelligence cycle, analysis, and history of military operations and campaigns as related to established and new military doctrine.

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

Rationale

This course will survey from a military history perspective the changes over time of the development of American military doctrine. An analysis from a biblical worldview follows the converging historical developments of both conventional and unconventional experiences in warfare to trace the development of full-spectrum doctrine today in the land domain.  

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150 words. (CLO A, C; FSLO 2, 4)

Mid-term Essay Assignment

The student will write a minimum 3-page research-based paper in current Turabian format that focuses on the foundations of American Military Doctrine. The paper must include at least 3 scholarly references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. (CLO B, C, D; FSLO: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Final Essay Assignment

The student will write a Final Essay 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 Final Essay 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/test/exam will cover the Learn material for the assigned Module: Week. Each quiz/test/exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 15 multiple-choice and true/false, questions, and have a 60 minute time limit. (CLO A, B, and E; FSLO 3,4)