Examine how warfare has influenced the development of civilization and culture in Southern New Hampshire University’s online Bachelor of Arts in History degree program with a concentration in military history.
Beginning with the Civil War and its Reconstruction period, you’ll learn how warfare evolved during the industrial era of World War I, followed by further military advances during World War II. The military history degree online explores events leading up to each of these wars, as well as the social, economic and political effects of their aftermath.
In the military history degree concentration, you’ll acquire a valuable understanding of military history by reading, evaluating and discussing events that have influenced society. Learn how to develop, craft and present ideas and arguments that help you convince, persuade and educate.
If you're in the military, a military history degree can help prepare you for career paths within the armed forces. What's more, active-duty military servicemembers and their spouses receive significant discounts from SNHU, along with the dedicated support of advisors with military experience.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your BA in History online at SNHU include:
The military history online degree program from SNHU is an excellent stepping stone to graduate studies in education, history, law and related fields, and it prepares graduates for a wide variety of career options, such as teaching and research for the government, military or private sector, or reporting on the region for a news organization. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most history degree holders work in business, communications, education, journalism, law or publishing.
If you're in the military, a military history degree can prepare you for a variety of career paths, including civil affairs officer, intelligence analyst, military-political officer, military attaché and special forces.
Pursue SNHU’s military history degree online, and you’ll build a strong foundation in history and warfare studies. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and a passion for history.
This course is designed to help students develop abilities, including organization and delivery skills, for all speaking situations. The evaluation and improvement of voice, diction, articulation and posture also are studied. May not be used as literature elective.
The first half of the United States history survey courses covers the period from the founding of Jamestown to the end of the Civil War. The development of regionalism and its effect on the coming of the Civil War provides the framework for the investigation. Required for majors in history and social studies education with a concentration in history.
An introductory survey of the world's major civilizations from prehistory to 1500. Key societies will be examined from political, socio-economic, and cultural-intellectual perspectives.
An introductory survey of major civilizations from 1500 to the present, with particular emphasis on interactions and conflicts between Western and non-Western parts of the world. Key societies will be examined from political, socio-economic, and cultural-intellectual perspectives.
This course is founded upon a fundamental yet complex question; what is history? The course investigates this question by examining the various kinds of history; witnessing the myriad ways of communicating historical stories and arguments ranging from the scholarly monograph to the town square statue to the museum exhibit; and learning how historians of all types actually make history through close, rational analysis of historical sources. In the process students will learn that history is an ever-evolving craft, central to the life of every society.
This capstone course requires each student to design and craft his/her own written research project. In close consultation with the instructor, each student will select a topic, discover relevant primary and secondary sources, evaluate and analyze those sources, and develop an argument-based paper as a result of that process.(Class limit: 15 students)
HIS - Students may select six (6) 200 to 400-level History electives
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This course will introduce students to the history of warfare in the modern world. It will focus on the modernization of military technique and technology among Western societies, and also on the various that ways non-Western societies encountered this new and evolving way of war- either falling victim to it or importing and emulating it with varying degrees of success.
The course will begin with an overview of how warfare evolved during the industrial era, not just in terms of technology and tactics, but doctrinally, socially, and economically. It will then examine nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century diplomacy, along with the underlying and immediate causes of World War I. Chronological and topical treatments of the war's conduct will follow. The course will conclude with in-depth discussion of the war's aftermath, focusing on the peace settlements and the formation of new political orders in Europe and elsewhere.
This course emphasizes the battles, campaigns, events and personalities that dominated World War II. Special attention is given to political and diplomatic factors during the 1930s which contributed to the outbreak of World War II. Not available every semester.
An examination of the United States in its rise to global power in the aftermath of World War II. Central to the course are the international and domestic realities of the Cold War, particularly the struggle for equal civil rights within the United States. The course will examine the post-Cold War world as well, examining the transition to the domestic and international challenges of the 21st century.
This course examines various interpretations of Civil War causation; the major political, economic and military aspects of the war; and the rebuilding of Southern society after the war's end. Not available every semester.
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LIT - Students may select one 200-level Literature elective
LIT - Students may select one 300-level Literature elective
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This course offers vocabulary, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in their cultural contexts in history, religion, literature, music and ideas. It focuses on the achievements of ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval period and the Renaissance while also exploring related issues in non-European cultures. May be taken independently of FAS-202.
This course offers vocabulary, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in their cultural contexts in history, religion, literature, music and ideas. It focuses on the cultural periods of the Baroque, the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Early Modernism while also exploring related issues in non-European cultures. May be taken independently of FAS-201.
This is a course will introduce students to the unique artistic tradition of the United States from Colonial times to World War II. In addition to studying masterworks by the likes of Copley, Cole, Church, Homer, Sargent, and Hopper, students will engage with issues such as the construction of an American identity, the role of the fine arts in American society, and the tensions of class, gender, race, and ethnicity in American art. As such the course will function as a vibrant retelling of American history as revealed in its visual production.
This course introduces students to the scope and history of Western art music, with emphasis on music of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods. It provides vocabulary, concepts and aural skills that allow listeners to hear with greater discernment and appreciation. Topics include composers, styles, instrumentation, form, texture and cultural contexts.
Free Elective Credits: 24
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
*Tuition rates are subject to change. Changes are generally implemented in June each year.
Additional Costs Books (course by course).
Students are responsible for providing their own internet access.
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