History | Foreign Relations in the American Century
H650 | 6628 | Cullather

Above section open to majors only

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.