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MILH511 - Great Military Philosophers

 

This course examines the origin and development of military concepts and ideas by studying the wisdom of the great military thinkers of the past. Among the philosophers are Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, Clausewitz and Jomini, Mahan and Corbett, Douhet and Mitchell, T.E. Lawrence, and the counterinsurgency theorist and practitioner David Galula. Students compare and contrast these great thinkers to gain an understanding of the nature and conduct of war at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels.

 

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Most readings available via the internet or in the Military History/Studies Portals in the APUS Online Library.
ISBN: AMN
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Author: NOTE
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Book Title: On War -Available free online at Project Gutenberg
ISBN: 9780691018546
Publication Info: Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989
Author: Clausewitz, Carl Von
Unit Cost: $46.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: Art of War - Available free online from Project Gutenberg
ISBN: 9780195014761
Publication Info: Oxford University Press
Author: Sun Tzu
Unit Cost: $13.35
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Book Title: The Prince (Translated by W.K. Marriott) - available free online
ISBN: 9780140449150
Publication Info: Penguin Classics
Author: Machiavelli, Niccolo / Bull, George (Translator)
Unit Cost: $9.40
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