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MILS561 - Joint Warfare Planning and Implementation

Course Details

Course Code: MILS561 Course ID: 3274 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is a study of the contemporary factors essential and necessary to function effectively in joint or coalition warfare exercises at joint or combined headquarters. Students learn steps, techniques and concepts for effective joint operations planning and implementation appropriate to the operational or strategic levels of war.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Analyze the challenges and issues faced in attaining unified action in Joint warfare.

CO-2: Apply historical case studies to illuminate joint planning and implementation concepts across the range of military operations.

CO-3: Evaluate historical and current examples of Joint operations.

CO-4: Examine key functions and principles for planning and coordinating future joint force actions.

CO-5: Critique the use of joint warfare in selected case studies.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 20 percent

Research Proposal and Literature Review – 15 percent

Research Paper – 35 percent

Final Assignment – 30 percent

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Forum 1 2.50 %
Forum 2 2.50 %
Forum 3 2.50 %
Forum 4 2.50 %
Forum 5 2.50 %
Forum 6 2.50 %
Forum 7 2.50 %
Forum 8 2.50 %
Research Proposal and Literature Review 15.00 %
Research Proposal and Literature Review 15.00 %
Final Assignment 30.00 %
Final Assignment 30.00 %
Research Paper 35.00 %
Research Paper 35.00 %

Required Course Textbooks

There is no required textbook for the course. All required readings are online and linked through the Course Lessons

Required Readings

  • External websites and other assigned readings are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.

  • Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.