HIS 251 : War, Institutions, and Society since 1815
The History of Warfare from the mid-19th century to the present. In addition to examining the main developments in modern warfare, the course will set the study of warfare in a social and institutional context as a major driver of change. We will examine the development of such concepts as total war, conventional war, guerrilla warfare, and the rise of terrorism. Emphasis will be on such well known conflicts as the American Civil War, the Wars of European Unification, the World Wars, and the various anti-colonial wars.