H650 | 2986 | Cullather

4:00-6:00P     T     WH204

Topic:  Foreign Relations in the American Century
A portion of the above section reserved for majors

Whether measured in nuclear warheads, GNP, or the "soft power" of
cultural influence, the United States is dominant around the world,
and has been for much of the twentieth century.  No education in
United States or world history would be complete without an
understanding of America's global reach.  This colloquium will examine
how historians have addressed important issues concerning U.S.
relations with the world: the ingredients of American power, the
ideologies that have guided it, the reactions and resistance it has
inspired.  Students will learn the literature of the field as well as
the craft of writing a historiographical essay.