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KINT 3355 - AMERICAN MILITARY POWER IN THE WORLD TODAY

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

Aucun

Course Description

Help the student understand the role of military power in general within the context of all the instruments of national security strategy, and the nature (and capabilities and limitations) of American military power in particular. Increase the student's ability to understand the role of American military power world-wide as a reflection of American culture and values, within American economic and political constraints, as a perspective on multiple crises and potential crises around the globe.

Teachers

HERRLY, Peter (Attaché de défense, US Army)

Pedagogical format

Having devoted his professional life to these matters, the lessons will draw heavily upon the instructor's personal experience with the U.S. military and its principal allies. Seminars will focus on active student discussion and debate of principal topics.

Course validation

Class participation is an important element. Students will also present the findings of a personal research effort to their classmates in a brief oral presentation with a concise written summary. These can be done individually or in groups of two. The course will include short practical exercises and a “war game” which has proven productive and rewarding in previous courses.

Workload

Readings are kept deliberately short and provocative.