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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 340
Title American Foreign Policy
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII
Winter/Spring 2017 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1952 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 WF 10:50am - 12:05pm MH-346 Kanishkan Sathasivam


This course is an introduction to American foreign policy and policymaking, and examines where American foreign policy comes from (i.e. its historical, cultural, ideological and political sources), its evolution, major turning points and shifting presidential foreign policy doctrines since the founding of the United States, the key players in America foreign policymaking and the foreign policymaking process, and the instruments available for implementing foreign policy decisions. In depth discussion and analysis of select cases in modern American foreign policy will also be undertaken. Three lecture hours per week.