Political Science | United States Foreign Policy
Y360 | 0519 | 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
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.