- Describe war as a social concept.
- Discuss patterns and trends in the incidence and costs of war.
- Describe the future of war.
- Apply the functionalist, symbolic interactionist, and conflict perspectives to war.
- Apply the two-society thesis to the relationship between the U.S. military and U.S. society.
- Discuss the Global War on Terror.
- Identify steps toward social change to foster peace.