Political Science | Current Foreign Policy Problems
Y366 | 3376 | Hoole
The purpose of the course is to assist the student in improving his
or her ability to think about and critically evaluate American foreign
policy problems. Major trends in the post-World War II U.S. foreign policy
field will be analyzed. Theoretical concepts will be considered, along with
information about contemporary events. Hopefully, the students will be a
better educated and more articulate analyst at the end of the semester.
The class will employ a lecture-discussion format. It is required
that all students take a midterm and a final examination. A ten-page policy
paper is also required. The midterm and the final will each count for
one-third of the semester grade.
The following are books required for the course:
Stephen E. Ambrose and Douglas G. Brinkley, Rise to Globalism:
American Foreign Policy Since 1938, 8th Revised Edition (New York: Penguin
Thomas L. Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding
Globalization (New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux), 1999.