Political Science | United States Foreign Policy
Y360 | 0508 | 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.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: There will be two quizzes (30%); a midterm
examination (30%) and final examination (40%). One week prior to the
quizzes, a take-home list of terms, names and concepts will be provided to
each student. During the quizzes, students will be expected to identify a
set of terms that appear on the take-home list. The exact number of these
terms, etc., will be determined by the instructor.
Both the midterm and final examinations will require students to
answer a range of essay questions (some will require short responses, others
more lengthy ones). The final examination is cumulative. There will be no
make-up exams without proof of hospitalization.