Module Identifier IP36520  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Colin McInnes  
Semester Intended For Use In Future Years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Lecture   16 Hours 16 x 1 hour  
  Seminars / Tutorials   8 Hours 8 x 1 hour  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   70%  
  Essay   1 x 2,000 word essay   30%  

Brief description
This module examines the evolution of warfare in the twentieth century, focusing on the relationship between developments in military technology and the strategy and conduct of war. The course begins with the evolution of naval strategy and technology, from the end of the C19 to the current day. It examines the key naval strategists, the impact of new technologies on naval thought, and the conduct of war at sea. The second part of the module traces the impact of technology on the development of land/air warfare from the First World War through to Operation Desert Storm. It includes a consideration of the major thinkers on land warfare in the C20, and the theory and practice of strategic bombing.

The aim of the module is to discuss the evolution of modern warfare, and in particular the relationship between developments in technology and the conduct of modern war.

At the end of the module students should be able to:

10 ECTS Credits

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
P Paret. Makers of Modern Strategy.
H Strachan. European Armies and the Conduct of the War.