Military History Requirement

Courses that satisfy the Military Science Requirement

1.  IAW TRADOC Regulation 350-13, Para 3-3, the Professor of Military Science of UNC-Charlotte has approved the following courses as satisfying the pre-commissioning military history requirement.

2.  This memorandum will be used to document successful completion of the Military History course and staff ride requirements.  Additionally, the memorandum can be used to request consideration for approval of a new military history course.


MSCI 3000 - Evolution of Americal Warfare -- An history overview of the American Military Experience and an understanding of military principles, strategy, and tactics since the 17th century.

HIST 1161 - US History Since 1865 -- American history from 1865 to present.

HIST 3211 – Civil War and Reconstruction -- The American people in war and the postwar adjustment. Emphasis on the political, social and economic conditions of the North and South during the Civil War and Reconstruction period.

Davidson College

HIS 141 - The United States Since 1877 -- American history since the end of the Reconstruction up to the modern day.

HIS 253 – The United States since 1945 -- An examination of United States history and controversies about it from World War II to the present. Topics include the Cold War, the upheavals of the 1960s, the “New Right,” and the War on Terror.

HIS 354 – US Foreign Policy since 1939 -- American foreign relations during a period of global political, economic, and military leadership. Topics include World War II, Cold War and detente, Vietnam War, and relations with the Third World.

Gardner-Webb University

HIST 330 – American Military History from 1776 to the Contemporary Operating Environment. Study of the threads of continuity throughout America’s military career with an emphasis on leadership, technology, doctrinal changes and the formation of today’s professional Army.

HIST 318 – Civil War and Reconstruction -- The purpose of this course is to study and analyze the causes and events of the American Civil War and its consequences.

HIST 383 – The Second World War -- This course is designed to allow interested students to gain a deeper understanding of the Second World War. It takes a global perspective in addressing the full origins, course and impacts of the war as a whole. This necessitates grasping the interrelatedness of the European, Mediterranean, Asian and Pacific Theaters. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the historical content, students should also further develop their research, analytical and communications skills and develop a broader view of how specific events fit into their proper historical context.

Belmont-Abbey College

HI 333 - World War II -- This course explores the impact of World War II on global history, focusing on the political, social, and military dimensions of this conflict in both Europe and the Pacific. 

             Central Piedmont Community College

HIS 226 – The Civil War – This course examines the social, political, economic and ideological forces that led to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Topics include regional conflicts and sectionalism, dissolution of the Union, military campaigns and the war’s socioeconomic impact, aftermath and consequences. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic and cultural developments in the United States during the era of the Civil War.


2. Other courses at the identified schools or other partner schools may fall under the guidance of TRADOC Regulation 350-13, and can be added at the discretion and approval of the PMS.
3. Point of contact for this memorandum is CPT Stephan D. Hobbs, Assistant Professor of Military Science at 704-687-5005.