This course will cover the evolution of warfare from ancient times until the present. The course divides military history into four distinct periods: ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern. The course will focus on both leaders and ordinary soldiers. Evaluation techniques will include both counterfactual analysis and simulated combat as well as more traditional exams and papers. Students who complete this course will develop an understanding of both the evolution of warfare in world history and also recognition of war's enduring brutal commonalities. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the development and values of Western and non-Western cultures and the interrelations between people, systems, and social forces.