Military History Requirement

Courses that satisfy the Military Science Requirement

1. IAW TRADOC Regulation 350-13, Para 3-3, the Professor of Military Science of UNC-Charlotte has approved the following courses as satisfying the pre-commissioning military history requirement.


MSCI 3000 – Evolution of Americal Warfare — An history overview of the American Military Experience and an understanding of military principles, strategy, and tactics since the 17th century.

HIST 1161 – US History Since 1865 — American history from 1865 to present.

HIST 2120 – American Military History – A survey of the development and organization of military practice from the colonial period to present.

HIST 3211 – Civil War and Reconstruction — The American people in war and the postwar adjustment. Emphasis on the political, social and economic conditions of the North and South during the Civil War and Reconstruction period.

Davidson College

HIS 252 – The U.S. in World War II – This course explores the U.S. experience in history’s most massive war: World War II. Major themes include the politics and deplomacy that preceded U.S. involvement; U.S. military and diplomatic history during the war itself; the U.S. home front; and the war’s consequences for the U.S.. at home and abroad.

HIS 253 – The United States since 1945 — An examination of United States history and controversies about it from World War II to the present. Topics include the Cold War, the upheavals of the 1960s, the “New Right,” and the War on Terror.

HIS 354 – US Foreign Policy since 1939 — American foreign relations during a period of global political, economic, and military leadership. Topics include World War II, Cold War and detente, Vietnam War, and relations with the Third World.

Gardner-Webb University

HIST 330 – American Military History from 1776 to the Contemporary Operating Environment. Study of the threads of continuity throughout America’s military career with an emphasis on leadership, technology, doctrinal changes and the formation of today’s professional Army.

HIST 318 – Civil War and Reconstruction — The purpose of this course is to study and analyze the causes and events of the American Civil War and its consequences.

HIST 383 – The Second World War — This course is designed to allow interested students to gain a deeper understanding of the Second World War. It takes a global perspective in addressing the full origins, course and impacts of the war as a whole. This necessitates grasping the interrelatedness of the European, Mediterranean, Asian and Pacific Theaters.

Belmont-Abbey College

HI 333 – World War II – This course explores the impact of World War II on global history, focusing on the political, social, and military dimensions of this conflict in both Europe and the Pacific. This course will examine the war from both the perspectives of the conflict’s notable political and military leaders, as well as the experiences of ordinary Soldiers and civilians.

HI 385. The Cold War – This course explores the origins, evolution, and impact of the Cold War on world history, spanning from 1945 to 1992. In particular, the course focuses on the political, social, cultural, and military dimensions of this global conflict, focusing particularly on the United States and the Soviet Union. The course will examine period’s notable political and diplomatic controversies, and assess the profound impact of the Cold War on American culture.

HI 416 – Vietnam Wars – The struggle for Vietnam occupies a central place in the history of the twentieth century. The course will put that struggle in its broadest context, looking at the wars that have involved Vietnam, beginning with early conflicts with China, conquest by France, World War II clashes with Japan, decolonization battles with France, war with the United States, the occupation of Cambodia and Laos, and continuing skirmishes with China. In addition to studying the historical narrative of these events, the course with focus on global, economic, political, social, and cultural consequences of these Vietnam wars.

Pfeiffer University

HSTY 103H – United States History to 1865 – Colonial foundations; national origins; constitutional development; territorial and economic expansion; cultural development; civil discord and war.

HSTY 405 – Civil War and Reconstruction – The causes and consequences of the abortive “Southern War for Independence”; social, economic, and political developments in the disunited states during and after the war; problems of racial adjustment; constitutional and political change during reconstruction.

HSTY 423 – The Vietnam War – A close look at American society during the 1960’s and early 1970’s with speical emphasis on the conduct and consequences of the Vietnam War. Historical readings will be augmented by novels and films.

Queens University of Charlotte

HIST 109 – War and Revolution in the Modern World – The course will explore colonial and anti-colonial wars, the two world wars, the Cold War, and nationalist revolutions.

Winthrop University

HIST 315 – Civil War and Reconstruction – A history of the coming of the American Civil War, the War itself adn the ensuing Reconstruction period.

Central Piedmont Community College

HIS 131 – American History I – This course is a survey of American history from pre-hisotry through the Civil War era. Topics include the migrations to the Americas, the colonial and revolutionary periods, the development of the Republic, and the Civil War.

HIS 132 – American History II – This course is a survey of American history from the Civil War era to the present. Topics include industrialization, immigration, the Great Depression, the major American wars, the Cold War, and the social conflict.

HIS 226 – The Civil War – This course examines the social, political, economic and ideological forces that led to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Topics include regional conflicts and sectionalism, dissolution of the Union, military campaigns and the war’s socioeconomic impact, aftermath and consequences.

2. Other courses at the identified schools or other partner schools may fall under the guidance of TRADOC Regulation 350-13, and can be added at the discretion and approval of the PMS. 3. Cadets may request approval of their course in conjuntion with a 104R. The request will include a course overview. 4. Point of contact for this information is MAJ Anthony Hester, Assistant Professor of Military Science at