Amphibious Warfare - ZHSS8217

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Humanities and Social Sciences @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZHSS8217 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course will explore the history and theory of amphibious warfare, utilising case studies ranging from ancient times to the twenty-first century and from Europe to the Asia-Pacific. It will consider the impact of modern sea and air power upon amphibious operations, the role of amphibious warfare for maritime and continental powers, and how far amphibious warfare can be an independent culture, as well as amphibious command, success and failure in amphibious operations, their historical and strategic influence, the current emphasis on maritime power projection and expeditionary warfare, and the likely future of amphibious warfare.


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