Nov 28, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [Archived Catalog]

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HIST 2200 - A Global Military History from Antiquity to the Present


This is a survey on war in world history from ancient kingdoms and empires to present-day conflicts. These themes are central: war and the state; war and society; war and culture; war and trade; and conflict resolution. In the twenty-first century, the definition of “war” has broadened from our modern understanding as an armed conflict between states. Today, war is better defined as an armed conflict between organized groups, which includes states, terrorist groups, militias and warlords, and crime syndicates. “World,” too, has taken on broader meaning: it is not simply a geographic term, but connotes connections between states and people. Studying war in history allows students to consider how societies have responded to change under duress, how technology has spread across the globe, how empires were built and how they collapsed, how ancient empires became modern states, and how modern culture emerged from the rubble of wars.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I



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