I. Grand Strategies: Their Origins and Their Effects
1 Course Overview and Introduction to Grand Strategy
2 Material Influences on Strategy: Geographical Position, National Power and Military Technology
3 Military Organizations
4 Nationalism
5 The International Political System: Constraints, Incentives and Interactions
6 Historical Case Studies
II. Origins of World War I
7 The Anglo-German Rivalry (Naval and Otherwise)
8 Grand Strategy and Military Doctrine Among the Pre-WWI Land Powers
9 The July Crisis, Military Strategy and the Outbreak of the War
10 The Course and Conduct of WWI
III. Origins of World War II
11 British and German Grand Strategy in the 1930s
12 French Grand Strategy
13 Military Doctrine, Land Warfare, and the Crises of the Late 1930s
14 The Opening Battles of the War