Political Science | Current Foreign Policy Problems
Y366 | 3465 | 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 student 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 paper, midterm, and
final will each count for one-third of the semester grade.
The following books is 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 Books), 1997.