Warfare, Military & Diplomatic Studies Certificate

The objective of this program is to provide students an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of both the history and current state of global warfare and diplomacy. Those who complete the program will master information and skills that are especially desirable for continued graduate study in history, or careers in: the military, the U.S. Department of State or other government offices, the National Park Service/state parks system, public history, civil service, or public administration. Any Lander student may pursue the certificate in Warfare, Military, and Diplomatic Studies; it is not necessary that the student be a history major.

The program consists of 15 semester hours across a variety of disciplines, to include:

Diplomatic History: 6 hours (Select two of the following):

  • HIST 347: The United States and the Cold War, 1945-1991
  • HIST 390: America’s Rise to World Power: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1776-1912
  • HIST 391: America as a World Power: U.S. Foreign Relations 1912 to the Present
  • HIST 392: Spies and Lies: The U.S. Espionage Establishment, 1942-1963
  • *HIST 371: Special Topics in Global Issues/Nonwestern Studies (with focus on diplomacy)
  • *HIST 441 Special Topics in History (with focus on diplomacy)

Military History: 6 hours (Select two of the following):

  • HIST 307: Vietnam: A Thousand Year Revolution
  • HIST 311: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
  • HIST 383: Warfare Through the Ages
  • *HIST 371: Special Topics in Global Issues/Nonwestern Studies (with focus on warfare)
  • *HIST 441 Special Topics in History (with focus on warfare)

Political Science, Philosophy or Religion: 3 hours (Select one of the following):

  • POLS 325: International Conflict and Terrorism
  • PHIL 302: Ethics
  • *ENGL 401: Special Topics Seminar (with focus on diplomacy or warfare)
  • *PHIL 341: Topics in Philosophy (with focus on diplomacy or warfare)
  • *RELI 441: Topics in Religion (with focus on diplomacy or warfare)

*Special topics courses must be approved by an advisor to ensure they will meet the requirements for this certificate.

Students must earn at least a “C” in all courses, and must pass a final written comprehensive evaluation, to receive the Warfare, Military, and Diplomatic Studies certificate.