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HIST 250 U.S. Military History • 5 Cr.


An overview of the major wars fought by the U.S. and the political and strategic issues influencing the national response. May be used as a social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Recognize and identify the major conflicts the U.S. military has been involved in and their influence on the military and its personnel.
  • Analyze the influence of social, cultural, political, and technological factors on the U.S. military‚Äôs development.
  • Evaluate the causes and consequences of the major developments in the relationship between the military and civilian government.



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