HIST 250 U.S. Military History • 5 Cr.


Surveys the development of the U.S. military from the colonial era to the present. Examines the military?s role in major conflicts, civilian-military relations, and the social, cultural, political, and technological influences on the military?s development. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Recognize and identify the major conflicts the U.S. military has been involved in and their influence on the military and its personnel.
  • Analyze the influence of social, cultural, political, and technological factors on the U.S. military's development.
  • Evaluate the causes and consequences of the major developments in the relationship between the military and civilian government.