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MILH511 - Great Military Philosophers

Course Details

Course Code: MILH511 Course ID: 3251 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

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.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:Most readings available via the internet or in the Military History/Studies Portals in the APUS Online Library.
ISBN:AMN
Author:NOTE
Book Title:On War -Available free online at Project Gutenberg
ISBN:9780691018546
Author:Clausewitz, Carl Von
Unit Cost:$46.40
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
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

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.