In this course, students trace the history of U.S. foreign policy from the Revolutionary era to the present. They explore the relationship between the American economic, social, and political systems and the conduct of the nation's foreign policy. The role played by race, economics, ideology, and "national interest" will be assessed. Emphasis will be placed on the conduct of diplomacy immediately before, during, and after periods of military conflict. The conduct of the Cold War will be reviewed in detail.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6