History | U.S. Foreign Relations
H750 | 7663 | Cullather

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only
Above class meets with AMST-G 751

This seminar is designed to help graduate students write an original
research paper on the history of  US foreign relations.  American
politics, economy, and society all seem to operate without much
respect for the territorial boundaries of the United States, and
this course deals with all of the history Americans make outside of
the fifty states.  In addition to diplomacy, we will cover
migration, missionaries, overseas business, international
organizations, international environmental issues, and the
relationships between foreign policy and domestic social movements.
Emphasis will be placed on the techniques of writing and researching
history.  Students will learn approaches used by historians, how to
research in primary sources and government documents, and how to
organize an essay suitable for publication.  Students should choose
a research topic and consult with the professor prior to the first
class meeting.