PSCI 420 The Great Transformation: America and Europe in the 20th Century

Last offered Fall 2013

Cross Listed as LEAD420
At the beginning of the 20th century, Europe was at the center of world politics and the main player in the balance of power while America was a peripheral player in the international system. American involvement in European affairs was strictly limited. By the end of the 20th century, the states of Western Europe would become greatly integrated and the threat of war was virtually abolished. No longer an isolationist power, America would become intimately involved in every facet of European and world politics. This course examines this great and fundamental transformation of the international system. We will examine American involvement in both of the world wars, the defense of Europe during the Cold War, decolonization, and the uneven but steady development of European unity and integration in the second half of the 20th century.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: short response papers and a lengthy research paper
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
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Prerequisites: PSCI 120 or 202
Enrollment Preference: Political Science/International Relations concentrators and concentrators in Leadership studies (Kaplan track)
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: PSCI International Relations Courses,PSCI Research Courses
Enrollment Limit: 14
Expected Enrollment: 14
Class Number: 1528
PSCI 420 SEM Sr Sem: Great Transformation Division 2: Social Studies James McAllister
PSCI 420 SEM Sr Sem: Great Transformation Division 2: Social Studies James McAllister
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