Strategic StudiesHello and welcome to the Wikiversity School of Strategic Studies. Thank you for your interest and please join in editing the Strategic Studies pages! Prior to doing so, we recommend you check out our page Templates for use in the Strategic Studies School. The Templates page also details the basic organization of this school.
The purpose of this school is manifold. While it exists to help groups of people learn about strategy through study and interaction, it also exists to generate its own learning materials. In order to do this, it is necessary that each author, editor, researcher or student has a common vocabulary and a strong body of knowledge about the subject matter. Learning is, in turn, reinforced through teaching and assisting others in their learning process. This cycle of study, reasearch, debate, and instruction is not only self-perpetuating but a highly effective pedagogical model. By learning, you will assist the learning of others and ameliorate the state of this school's pedagogical materials. Students are highly encouraged to discuss, develop, and finally publish new course content and syllabi online. They are also encouraged, inside and outside of classes, to contribute to content development on the various interconnected Wikimedia projects.
Every Course has (or will have) a Wikibook Textbook, along with other texts. This text is for the development of those people who have gone through the Course, performed the Projects therein, and grasped the basic understanding that Course was meant to confer. Since students who newly master a topic are most eager to share their knowledge, it should be right at the end of a Course where students contribute to the School's ongoing projects. Students who have fully grasped and understood a concept tend not to be as excited as those who have newly learned it, and those who have not yet learned are unprepared for the task. This tapping of student enthusiasm thus takes place in the final assignment at the end of each class.
Potential students can look forward to a comprehensive free education in Strategic Studies. The Wikiversity School of Strategic Studies has participants dedicated to promoting critical thought and scholarship in the study of strategy.
A school is a large organizational structure which can contain various departments and divisions. The departments and divisions should be listed in the departments and divisions section. The school should not contain any learning resources. The school can contain projects for developing learning resources.
Current Learning Projects
The development of large scale projects for group learning and future pedagogical use is one of the goals of this school. Some of the ongoing learning projects are:
Collaboration with Board Game Studies
- The Universal Tactical Simulation: This project aims to develop a workable set of basic rules, that can be applied to any era of history or configuration of forces, for simulation of combat at a tactical (battlefield) level. The rules will, hopefully, be playable by students and have some degree of pedagogical utility. The project takes the human as the basic unit of analysis and attempts, as best as possible, to measure and predict a human's response to the difficulties experienced in combat. This may be accomplished by the use and analysis of smaller games specifically designed to fight single battles in history.
- Universal Operational Simulation: Drawing from the experience of the Tactical Simulation, this project aims to make a hex-based operational simulation for the purposes of instruction. Like the Tactical Simulation, it will be useful to develop individual games with specific wars and/or eras as their subject, and then extrapolate common themes into a universal "base" of rules from which any other era or war may be extracted.
- Strategic Simulations: This project attempts to create a set of workable rules for strategic level simulations. These games should be useful to higher-level students as a pedagogical tool and should be playable by large numbers of players. Each simulation is built to illustrate a certain angle of the study of strategy. When enough data and content is gathered, we may attempt to combine the individual simulations into a grand unified simulation of strategic level decision making.
- The School of Strategic Studies was founded within the Wikiversity's Department of Social Sciences on 7 October, 2006.
- The school got its own Userbox on 16 October, 2006.
- The School:Military Studies was imported from wikibooks. It is not yet finished. Do you want to expand this ? from 12th September 2007
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Selected Research Topics
Please feel free to add a topic or contribute your hunting and gathering time (see Hunter-gatherers_project) to expanding the resources in an existing one! School:Strategic studies/Topics
"War is of vital importance to the state, the province of life and death, the road to survival or ruin. Its study cannot be neglected."
Sunzi, The Art of War
- Since 18 August 2014 with contributions to Globalization. --Marshallsumter (discuss • contribs) 13:37, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
- Jagdpanther after 31 March 2008.
- Erkan Yilmaz after 12 September 2007.
- Swatjester after 15 June 2007.
- Userunknown after 20 March 2007.
Things you can do!
- Clean up Draft:Volcanoes and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
- Clean up Draft:Technology and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
- Clean up Draft:Stroke management and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Studies
The intent of this School is to offer a program, not unlike a degree program, in Strategic Studies. Given this objective, a series of courses are listed below so that students will be able to fulfill their goal of undertaking a comprehensive and university-style Undergraduate degree program. The program is structured over a hypothetical four-year period, in which a student takes ten classes per year. The core classes must be completed and should be augmented by selections from the electives. Strategic Studies is a multidisciplinary study. It is therefore encouraged that students select courses from other Schools that have application in light of the direction they wish to take their studies. Students taking a Historical focus should feel free to round out their general understanding of history by taking nonmilitary history courses that perhaps have a relation to the student's geographic areas of interest from School: History. Students wishing to emphasize Political Science in their studies are encouraged to take general courses from School: Political Science. Students may notice that Strategic Studies has a strong overlap with Peace Studies, and Courses from that Department may make up part of a student's Course load.
Guidelines: for definitions of Courses, Classes, and Projects, please see the Templates page. Students should complete ten Courses per "year." All Core Courses must be completed. The student may round out their Course load with appropriate Electives. Appropriate would imply that they come from the "year" in which the student is studying at that time. While there is nothing to stop you from taking courses in any order you wish, it is recommended that courses be taken in some semblance of order. Upon completion of the full degree program... pat yourself on the back. Education is its own reward.
- STST 100 - Introduction to Strategic Studies
- STST 110 - Introduction to Military History
- STST 120 - Introduction to Political Science
- STST 122 - Political and Historical Methodology
- STST 130 - History of International Relations I (From Westphalia to 1914)
- STST 131 - History of International Relations II (the ‘short’ twentieth century)
- STST 200 - History of Strategic Thought
- STST 210 - History of War in the Western World
- STST 220 - Introduction to International Relations
- STST 221 - Foreign Policy Analysis
- STST 222 - Introduction to Sociology
- STST 300 - Conflict Analysis and Geopolitics
- STST 320 - International Relations Theory I (‘classics’)
- STST 321 - International Relations Theory II (‘new approaches’)
- STST 322 - Defense Politics
- STST 323 - Security Studies I
- STST 400 - Modern Warfare
- STST 401 - Terrorism and Political Violence
- STST 420 - Military Organizations and Society
- STST 421 - Security Studies II
- STST 132 - International Relations in the Classical World
- STST 150 - Introduction to International Law
- STST 155 - Introduction to Tactics
- STST 220 - Globalization
- STST 250 - International Organizations and Conflict Resolution
- STST 251 - Humanitarian Law
- STST 255 - Infantry Tactics
- STST 256 - Cavalry Tactics
- STST 257 - Armor Tactics
- STST 260 - Contemporary History of Eastern Europe and Russia
- STST 261 - Contemporary History of South America
- STST 262 - Contemporary History of East Asia
- STST 263 - Contemporary History of South Asia
- STST 264 - Contemporary History of the Middle East
- STST 265 - Contemporary History of Subsaharian Africa
- STST 266 - Contemporary History of Northern Africa
- STST 267 - The World Wars
- STST 268 - History of Cold War
- STST 300 - Culture, Society, and the Concept of Just War
- STST 301 - Sex and Violence, The Relationship of Sexuality with Military History and Organization
- STST 311 - History of Warfare, The Rise of the Samurai from the Heian Period to the Battle of Seki ga Hara
- STST 312 - History of Warfare, Chinese Military History to the Communist Revolution
- STST 313 - History of Warfare, Campaigns of Napoleon
- STST 314 - History of Warfare, The American Civil War
- STST 350 - Ethics and armed conflict
- STST 355 - Combined Arms Tactics
- STST 401 - Seminar in Information Warfare
- STST 402 - Seminar in Maritime Warfare and Amphibious Operations
- STST 450 - Seminar in Strategic Espionage
- STST 451 - Seminar in Tradecraft and HumInt
- STST 452 - Seminar in SigInt
- STST 455 - Seminar in Operational Warfare
- STST 456 - Strategy games