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Garrett D. Nelson
N SCI 321
Seattle Campus

Evolution of Warfare I

Introduction to the art of war, the evolution of warfare from the earliest recorded battles to the present day.

Class description

The purpose of the Evolution of Warfare course is to provide the student with a basic understanding of the art, science, and concepts of how warfare has evolved over time.

Student learning goals

To introduce the Marine and civilian student to a warfighting culture.

Comprehend baseline USMC doctrine.

To develop the students critical thinking skills as they pertain to warfare.

Comprehend the major cultural, technological, and doctrinal transformations in warfare.

To develop fundamental USMC officer skills of public speaking and concise communication of thought, analytical thinking, professional writing, and general public speaking.

To give the student a baseline of understanding of today's conventional and irregular warfare and the historical context as to how warfare has evolved throughout history.

General method of instruction

This course will be taught by instructor lecture, practical applications, discussions, and student presentations.

Recommended preparation

NSCI 100 level courses are recommended, but not required.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Garrett D. Nelson
Date: 01/03/2014