Political Science | United States Foreign Policy
Y360 | 20442 | Rasler


This course analyzes the rise of America’s global leadership during
the post-1945 era, its role in changing the international political
and economic system and the subsequent challenges to that leadership
during the last four decades.  The course covers four major issue
areas: a) theories about the origins of the Cold War; b)
governmental institutions and the policy-making process; c) domestic
sources of foreign policy; and d) the future of American foreign
policy in a post-Cold War environment.

Requirements involve three analytical essay papers, a midterm and
final examination.  The final is noncumulative.  No make up exams
without proof of hospitalization.