This is one of a suite of four courses for students in the Master of Military and Defence Studies (Advanced) Program. In creating courses for top performing students in the Military and Defence Studies Program at the Australian Command and Staff College, the Art of War module offers unique, highly selective, in-depth, service-specific courses based around the study of military history and strategy. The chosen model encourages problem solving and innovative approaches to deal with future security challenges and emerging threats by immersing students in the dynamics and trends of power and its use in war.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify, describe and analyse trends in the conduct of military operations from the late 19th century to the 21st century
- Analyse military operations through the lens of ACSC course themes: the nature and character of war, political objective, unity of effort, learning and adaptation, leadership and command, logistics and sustainment, geography and environment, and strategic and military culture.
- Articulate the fundamentals of major operational theories developed from the late 19th Century to the present and apply them to the contemporary environment.
- Appraise the development of military operations across land, sea, air and joint environments from the late 19th century to the 21st century.
- Identify and analyse the relationship between the strategic, operational and tactical levels of war in conceptual and historical terms.
- Apply lessons identified through historical analysis of conflict to the contemporary environment.
To enrol in this course, you must be studying the Master of Military and Defence Studies (7829XMMDS). Students must pass an examination and complete an interview with the MDSP Principal, the Commandant of the Australian War College and ANU academic faculty involved in the program.
- Notes for Evaluation (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Oral Presentation (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Approximate 120 hours consisting of lectures, reading, and assessment work
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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|10 May 2021
|14 May 2021
|14 May 2021
|24 May 2021