Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: February 28, 2022
Date of Second Reading: March 28, 2022
Title of Motion: Request from the– College of Integrative Arts and Sciences – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree - Associate of Arts (AA) Military Studies
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The Associate of Arts in Military Studies is designed for a partnership with the U.S. Naval Community College to provide training to enlisted personnel sailors, marines, and coast guards. The degree is a rigorous program that provides a comprehensive foundation of study in the history of war and warfare, history of regions identified in the National Defense Strategy, the U.S. foreign policymaking process, International Relations theories, and U.S. political and military systems. Through the interdisciplinary curriculum, students will gain the tools to use historical analysis, demonstrate critical thinking, and develop strong written and verbal communication skills. The program includes capstone research or an applied project in which students explore the role of the U.S. Navy in advancing the goals of the nation in the past, present or future.