Evolution of Warfare (MIL AFF 20)

  • Offered: Bi-annually in the spring
  • Taken: Spring of sophomore or junior year (Marine Options only)
  • Units:​ 3

In this course, students trace the development of warfare to the present day. It is designed to cover the causes of continuity and change in the means and methods of warfare. It addresses the influence of political, economic, and societal factors on the conduct of war, with significant attention focused on the role of technological innovation in changing the battlefield. Students will explore the contribution of preeminent military theorists and battlefield commanders to our modern understanding of the art and science of war. Course required for Marine Corps option midshipmen only.
Stanford code: ROTCNAVY 20


Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare (MIL AFF 154)

  • Offered: Bi-annually in the spring
  • Taken: Spring of sophomore or junior year
  • Units: 3

In this course, students cover broad aspects of warfare and their interactions with maneuver warfare doctrine. It focuses on the USMC as the premier maneuver warfare fighting institution. It covers historical influences on current tactical, operational, and strategic implications of maneuver warfare practices, including case studies. It focuses on the evolution of the USMC as a maneuver warfare organization, with particular attention devoted to the structure and capabilities of the present day USMC as a forward deployed and rapid deployment force and the development of Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare concepts. Course required for Marine Corps option midshipmen only.
Stanford code: ROTCNAVY 154