The Associate of Arts in Military History degree explores the origins of armed conflict in ancient times to patterns of Western warfare in the modern era. From the American Revolution to present day, the curriculum examines national military powers, war doctrines, crucial battles, and political leaders and their foreign policies that led to conflict. This online associate degree also emphasizes professional research, writing, and critical thinking skills. An associate degree can be a stepping-stone in fields where historical knowledge is beneficial to career advancement, such as curators, guides, archivists, or consultants, or for continuing toward a bachelor’s level education.
Many university faculty members teaching these courses are published historians or military leaders who bring unique perspectives and relevant research into the classroom. You’ll also connect and interact online with other students who share your enthusiasm for history.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Identify major historical developments and be able to examine the past from diverse perspectives.
- Apply historical reason to the study of the past and think in terms of causation, context, chronology, change, and continuity.
- Implement historical method through posing questions and conducting research analyzing evidence and articulating defensible conclusions.