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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2004

ANS 391 • Military in Politics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
27415 W
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
BUR 232

Course Description

This course is designed to familiarize graduate students with the military’s political role in modern state and society. The focus is on the sociopolitical character of the armed forces. The class begins with seven weeks of heavy readings in order to help you get to know the literature and disparate cases of civil-military relations. Students will write brief (1-2 page) discussion proposals to facilitate debate about the readings. Then you will have a few weeks to research your paper on which your in-class presentation (and grade) is going to be based. During these weeks there will be no formal seminar meetings, but I will be available for consultation. Finally, the class will conclude with student presentations. The research paper is due on the last seminar meeting.

Grading Policy

7 discussion proposals 7x3= 21% Seminar participation (including presentations on the research paper) 29% Research paper 50%


Desch, Michael C., Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment Feaver, Peter D.,/Richard H. Kohn, Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil- Military Gap and American National Security


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