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2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

CJS 270 - War in the American Experience: Unconventional Warfare

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Studies the history and influence of American use of unconventional warfare from pre-colonial times to the present. Discusses elite units (Rangers, SEALS, etc.) and their effects on public opinion.

Crosslisted: Also offered as HLS 270 ; credit is not given for both CJS 270 and HLS 270 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of and the influence of unconventional warfare operations on public opinion and culture
    • Review unconventional units in the military
    • Describe various types of unconventional units
    • Discuss the evolution of some of the military units
  • Define the theory and describe the practice of unconventional warfare
    • Explain the difference between conventional and unconventional warfare
    • Convey the theory of unconventional warfare
    • Conceptualize how unconventional warfare is practiced
  • Explain the evolution of unconventional units in the military
    • Review unconventional units in the military
    • Discuss the evolution of some of the military units
  • Characterize the types of unconventional units in the military
    • Describe types of unconventional units
  • Chart unconventional warfare operations conducted during various wars of American history
    • Summarize unconventional warfare from the French and Indian War, through the American Revolution, the Civil War, Word Wars I and II, Vietnamese Conflict, Gulf War and Terrorism.
    • Predict how unconventional warfare will evolve for future needs.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking