The United States and the World, 1898 to the Present
Cross-listed as LEAD261 / HIST263
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
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, pop quizzes, short papers, a midterm exam, and a final exam
Enrollment Preference: first- and second-year students, then History majors
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada; LEAD American Foreign Policy Leadership