Feb 22, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024
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RZ 321 - Military History and Leadership


Min Units: 3
Max Units: 3
Students will examine the military heritage of the United States from the colonial period to the early twenty first century. Key emphasis is placed on revolutions in military affairs verses military revolutions and how each relate to the United States Army’s experience in war as well as how periods of peace and war challenged the nation’s leaners and influenced the development of its military policy. The American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, U.S. Civil War, the Indian wars, wars of empire, both world wars, the Korean Conflict, The Cold War, Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War and the Global War on Terror are considered in detail because of their influence on U.S. military policy and the nation’s perception of war. The readings for the course will examine military strategy, theory, organization, and leadership, in addition to the battles & campaigns waged. Since a nation’s military establishment reflects the society from which it is born, the American military is examined as an integral part of the larger cultural, political, and social structures, which comprise the United States. Thus, the cultural, economic, political and social influences on the American military experience are considered, as well. (U) Fall, Spring



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