HIST 615: Problems in American History

HIST 615-002: Civil/Military Relations
(Fall 2019)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Robinson B108

Section Information for Fall 2019

The subfield of civil-military relations deals with the relationship between the civilian government and the military institutions charged with protecting that government. That relationship usually involves some tension: how to maintain a military system strong enough to provide security for the government without allowing that military to become so strong that it threatens that government? For the majority of its history, the United States has balanced this tension very effectively. But effective civilian control of the military is by no means a given. This seminar offers an opportunity to become familiar with some of the most important scholarship focusing on civil-military relations, particularly the American experience, by analyzing some seminal works and some of the best recent scholarship.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends in topics selected by instructor. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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