MILH541 Civil War Strategy and Tactics (3 semester hours)

This course is a study of the American Civil War with emphasis on operational contributions of Union and Confederate military leadership. Students examine Civil War battles on two levels: the strategic doctrine as formed by the major commanders and tactical developments that affected the conduct of battle at a lower echelon of command. Special emphasis is on the interplay between these levels in order to gain a comprehensive view of strategy and tactics in both armies from 1861-1865.

MILS541 Campaign and Battle Analysis (3 semester hours)

This course analyzes selected American campaigns and battles in order to gain an understanding of the nature and conduct of war at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. Using proven methodologies, students study the challenges of diplomacy, leadership, strategy, operations, tactics, logistics, as well as issues of command and control that always confront commanders and staff officers on campaign and during battle. By analyzing past campaigns and battles, students will sharpen their analytical skills and gain a greater appreciation of the value of military history.