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SS457 (Version: 2022 2) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS457 INTRODUCTION TO GRAND STRATEGY 2022 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This seminar examines the fundamentals of grand strategy in theory and in practice. It addresses the historical moment in which the modern concept of grand strategy was born and explores the major debates that have animated scholars and practitioners since. We focus on the core building blocks of grand strategy: the elements of national power that are available to be coordinated and applied in a coherent fashion across policy contexts. We analyze historical case studies to explore how the modern concept of grand strategy can be retrospectively applied to explain state behavior across time and diverse contexts. The seminar ultimately aims to prepare future Army officers to apply concepts from grand strategy to analyze and address complex problem sets in the contemporary international environment.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
At the discretion of the course director.

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SS457 (Version 2022-2) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED CRSE DIRECTOR DETAILS
2023 - 2 1 18 18 19 0 -1 N DR HULME Hours

2024 - 2 1 18 18 14 0 4 N DR HULME Hours

2025 - 2 2 18 36 8 0 28 N DR MARGULIES Hours

2026 - 2 2 18 36 0 0 36 N DR SILVERSTONE Hours


SS457 (Version: 2020 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS457 GRAND STRATEGY 2020 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This seminar aims to examine the theory and practice of grand strategy. It does so in historical, theoretical, and contemporary practice context and from a variety of analytical perspectives. In this course, we approach grand strategy as a broad problem-solving tool relevant to a variety of domains that emphasizes the calculated relationship between means and large ends. We evaluate the success and failure of strategists and strategies over some two and a half millennia to extract a set of principles for the making of grand strategy that will be useful in any future leadership role in which we may be called upon to connect desired ends with available means.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
At the discretion of the course director.

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SS457 (Version: 2018 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS457 GRAND STRATEGY 2018 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This seminar aims to examine the theory and practice of grand strategy. It does so in historical, theoretical, and contemporary practice context and from a variety of analytical perspectives. In this course, we generally define grand strategy as the calculated relation of means to large ends. We focus on how parts relate to the whole in whatever an individual, a corporation, a nation, or a collective of nation-states might be seeking to accomplish. The strategists and their strategies we consider range over some two and a half millennia. Some of them represent the "best" thinking and writing on this subject; others exemplify success and failure in the implementation of grand strategy. From a careful examination of them, we will endeavor to extract a set of principles for the making of grand strategy that will be useful in any future leadership role in which we may be called upon to connect desired ends with available means.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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SS457 (Version: 2014 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS457 ADV STUDIES IN GRAND STRATEGY 2014 1 Social Sciences 3.5 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This seminar aims to examine the theory and practice of grand strategy. It does so in historical, theoretical, and contemporary practice context and from a variety of analytical perspectives. In this course, we generally define grand strategy as the calculated relation of means to large ends. We focus on how parts relate to the whole in whatever an individual, a corporation, a nation, or a collective of nation-states might be seeking to accomplish. The strategists and their strategies we consider range over some two and a half millennia. Some of them represent the "best" thinking and writing on this subject; others exemplify success and failure in the implementation of grand strategy. From a careful examination of them, we will endeavor to extract a set of principles for the making of grand strategy that will be useful in any future leadership role in which we may be called upon to connect desired ends with available means.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

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