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    Virginia Military Institute
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

Courses of Instruction


Course Numbering System. Each subject is identified by a symbol made up of two parts. The first part is an abbreviation denoting the general field of study. The second part is a number denoting the particular subject. The first digit indicates the year in which the course is usually taken and, therefore, the level of instruction.

Credit. The unit of academic credit used at the Virginia Military Institute is the semester hour. In general a semester hour represents one hour of classroom work (lecture or recitation) or one period (two or three hours) of laboratory or supervised research or field work per week during a single semester. Thus a course that meets for three class hours and one laboratory period each week during one semester usually carries credit for four semester hours.

In the following course descriptions the figures on the title lines indicate, in order, the class hours per week, the laboratory or field work hours per week, and the semester hours credit. For example, the figures “3—2—4” mean that the class meets three times a week for one-hour classroom sessions and has two hours of laboratory, supervised research, or field work each week, and that the course carries four semester hours of credit.

 

HISTORY

Department of History
Department Head: Colonel Wilkinson

Requirements for a major in history are specified in History .

   •  HI 321 - The Old South
   •  HI 322 - The Civil War and Reconstruction
   •  HI 323 - History of the South From 1865
   •  HI 324 - American Foreign Relations to 1919
   •  HI 325 - American Foreign Relations Since 1919
   •  HI 327 - India From the Age of the Harrapans to the Present Day
   •  HI 328 - British Imperialism
   •  HI 329 - War and Society in Twentieth Century United States History
   •  HI 330 - Topics in Ancient History
   •  HI 331 - Colonial America
   •  HI 332 - North American Indians
   •  HI 333 - History of the Middle East I
   •  HI 334 - History of the Middle East II
   •  HI 335 - The Vietnam War
   •  HI 346 - Modern Japan
   •  HI 347X - Africa in Pre-Modern Times, to 1850
   •  HI 348 - Africa in Modern Times, 1700 to Present
   •  HI 350 - French Revolution and Napoleon
   •  HI 355 - Grand Strategy in the Twentieth Century
   •  HI 358 - From Mongols to Manchus: Chinese Imperial History, 1206-1911
   •  HI 359 - China in the Communist Era (1949-Present)
   •  HI 361 - The Age of Blood and Iron. Europe, 1871-1918
   •  HI 365 - France and the French Empire 1815 to the Present
   •  HI 368 - Europe, 1919-1939
   •  HI 372 - Reading Course for Honors
   •  HI 373 - Colonial Latin America
   •  HI 374 - Modern Latin America
   •  HI 375 - Germany and Eastern Europe From Bismarck to Brandt
   •  HI 377 - Insurgency and Terrorism
   •  HI 378 - European Warfare, 1600-1871
   •  HI 379 - European Warfare Since 1871
   •  HI 380 - Europe in Renaissance and Reformation
   •  HI 382 - Modern Russian History
   •  HI 383 - Virginia History I
   •  HI 384 - Virginia History II
   •  HI 385 - U.S. Military History to 1919
   •  HI 386 - U.S. Military History Since 1919
   •  HI 387 - History of Air Power
   •  HI 388 - Modern Spain: Civil War and Colonial Conflict
   •  HI 390 - Sea Power From the Age of Sail to the Early Twentieth Century
   •  HI 391 - Sea Power in the 20th Century
   •  HI 392 - World War I
   •  HI 393 - World War II
   •  HI 400 - History Internship
   •  HI 460W - Capstone Experience
   •  HI 480 - Directed Study
   •  HI 481 - Special Seminar
   •  HI 490 - Special Seminar
   •  HI 491W - Thesis Course for Honors
   •  HI 492W - Thesis Course for Honors

HONORS PROGRAM

Coordinator: Colonel Robert McDonald
For information pertaining to the Institute Honors Program, please see Special Programs .

   •  HN 100 - Honors Forum
   •  HN 400 - Honors Thesis
   •  HN 401 - Project Research
   •  HNL Designation - Honors Seminar - Liberal Arts
   •  HNS Designation - Honors Seminar - Science/Engineering
   •  HNS 377W - Great Ideas in Mathematics
   •  HNS 381WX - Info: Past, Present & Future

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Department of International Studies and Political Science
Department Head: Colonel Hentz

Requirements for a degree in international studies and political science are specified in International Studies and Political Science .

   •  IS 201 - Introduction to International Studies and Political Science
   •  IS 210 - American Government
   •  IS 220 - International Politics
   •  IS 230 - Comparative Politics
   •  IS 301 - Techniques of Computer Analysis
   •  IS 310 - American Foreign Policy
   •  IS 311 - The American Congress
   •  IS 312 - The American Presidency
   •  IS 313 - Politics and the Media
   •  IS 320 - National Security Policy
   •  IS 321 - International Political Economy
   •  IS 322 - Intelligence and Policy
   •  IS 323 - The United States, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
   •  IS 325X - The United States and Iran
   •  IS 326 - U.S. - Soviet Relations during the Cold War
   •  IS 328 - Multinational Peacekeeping
   •  IS 329 - Counterinsurgency
   •  IS 330 - Politics in Western Europe
   •  IS 331 - Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe
   •  IS 332X - Politics in East Asia
   •  IS 333 - Politics in Southeast Asia
   •  IS 334X - Politics of Central Asia
   •  IS 335 - Politics in Latin America
   •  IS 336WX - Politics in China
   •  IS 337WX - Post Soviet Politics
   •  IS 338 - Politics of India and the Subcontinent
   •  IS 340 - Political Theory
   •  IS 350 - Criminal Law
   •  IS 351 - Constitutional Law
   •  IS 352 - International Law
   •  IS 370 - Intermediate Special Seminar
   •  IS 383X - Science and War
   •  IS 401W - International Studies Seminar
   •  IS 421X - The Politics of Terrorism
   •  IS 422 - Domestic Politics and International Conflict
   •  IS 423W - Studies in Grand Strategy
   •  IS 424WX - Regional Politics and Powers
   •  IS 425W - Theories of War and Peace
   •  IS 426X - Religion and War
   •  IS 427 - Transatlantic Security 1941-2015
   •  IS 430W - Democracy and Elections
   •  IS 431W - Riots, Protests, Social Movements
   •  IS 432W - Political and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
 

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