HIST 263
The United States and the World, 1898 to the Present Fall 2018
Division II
Cross-listed LEAD 261 / HIST 263
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This survey course examines the United States and the World since 1898. Students will be introduced to key diplomatic developments since the Spanish-American War, when the country began its ascendance to hegemonic power from which it is now in retreat. American power reached its apex during the Cold War, but that conflict and its offshoots like the Vietnam War brought about crises over national identity and values that remain unresolved. Readings and discussions will focus on issues of ideology, empire and neo-imperialism, domestic politics and foreign policy, and the relationship between culture and foreign relations.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion
Limit: 40
Expected: 25-30
Class#: 1263
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, pop quizzes, short papers, a midterm exam, and a final exam
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first- and second-year students, then History majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
LEAD 261 Division II HIST 263 Division II
Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
LEAD American Foreign Policy Leadership

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