Modern Military Operations OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Course by MIT on Military Doctrine

Published Jan 30, 2009

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Offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 'Understanding Modern Military Operations' examines how military doctrine affects practice on the battlefield. For those pursuing a master's degree in political science, this free OpenCourseWare is an excellent addition to your curriculum.

Understanding Modern Military Operations: Course Specifics

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Understanding Modern Military Operations: Course Description

Learn about the influence of military doctrines on past, present and future warfare in this free OpenCourseWare. When leaders craft military doctrine, they combine past experience with predictions to determine how tools, such as weapons and advaned technologies, will be used in battle. Doctrine also helps leaders determine the organizational structure of the military branches. To develop an understanding of the relationship between doctrine and technology, students examined several combat situations, including World War II bombing strategy, Vietnam combat and urban warfare. Students were then asked to consider how combat technology is affected and developed by a military doctrine. Developed by Professor Owen Cote, this seminar was offered through the Political Science Department of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

This OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, assignment suggestions, online resources and an extensive suggested reading list. If you're interested in taking 'Understanding Modern Military Operations', visit the military operations course page.

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