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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 340
Title American Foreign Policy
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII


An introduction to the fundamentals of American foreign policy and policymaking. Specifically, the course will examine where American foreign policy comes from (i.e. its historical, cultural, ideological, structural and political sources), the key participants in American foreign policymaking, the foreign policymaking process, and the instruments available for implementing foreign policy decisions. In-depth discussion and analysis of select cases in contemporary American foreign policy will also be undertaken. Three lecture hours per week.