HIST 389: Topics In: Muskets to Missiles: A History of US Military Action


Dual Image of soldiers with muskets next to a modern image of a rocket firing

Instructor: Titus Firmin

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2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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Category I

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Topics In: Muskets to Missiles: A History of US Military Action

From smoothbore muskets to satellite guided missiles, how the United States military fights its nation’s wars is a reflection of American values and technology. This course will survey the history of the United States through combat. Students will analyze notable battles in American history, and study the principles of war and strategies utilized by the U.S. military, with an emphasis on the U.S. Army. The course is primarily lecture, though students can expect a field trip to Fort Leavenworth to conduct a battlefield staff ride. This course fulfills the Army ROTC history requirement