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Number:PS310
Name:American Foreign Policy
Description:The process of American foreign policymaking and the substance of American foreign policy are explored. The course provides students with an understanding of the contemporary global policy environment and the structure of the international system of states within an historical framework. Current and past players in American foreign affairs are highlighted as well as their decisions, outcomes, and contrasting visions. The current and future role of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and other international governing bodies are contrasted with national trends in policy leadership.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): PS111

Course Objectives

Students will develop an understanding of the following: A. The Process of American Foreign Policymaking, B. Global Policy, C. The Historical Frame of Reference for Modern Foreign Policy Decisions, D. Current and Past Leaders in American Foreign Affairs, E. Comparative Views and Tenets, F. The United Nations and other International Governing Bodies.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2012 US Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century: Gulliver's Tr 0-8133-4369-0 Rochester, J. Martin 2008 Westview Press, Inc.
S 2012 American Foreign Policy 0205791220 Hastedt 8 Longman
S 2010 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY 0-393-92859-4 JENTLESON 3 NORTON
S 2009 POLITICS OF UNITED STATES 0-495-00862-1 ROSATI 4 THOMSON LEARNING
S 2009 POLITICS OF UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY 0-495-00862-1 ROSATI 4 THOMSON LEARNING
S 2007 POLITICS OF UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY 0-495-00862-1 ROSATI 4 THOMSON LEARNING
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