PSCI 120
America and the World Spring 2015
Division II
Cross-listed PSCI 120 / LEAD 120 / INST 101
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The object of this course is to introduce students to international relations and American foreign policy through a study of the problems and dynamics of America’s contemporary situation. Several general themes emerge over the semester. What are the major forces driving American foreign policy; that is, what causes change and continuity in the American approach? How have American statesmen thought about these issues? What are the dynamics of particular foreign policy problems? And, most importantly, what policies should the United States pursue? To get a handle on these issues we will study American foreign policy traditions, American strategy during and after the Cold War, terrorism, the contemporary Middle East, and other topics of current interest.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 35
Expected: 30
Class#: 3711
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: papers, participation, and exam
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-years and sophomores
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSCI 120 Division II LEAD 120 Division II INST 101 Division II

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