Title: American Foreign Policy (790:319:B6)
Instructor: Patrick Shea
Instructor’s E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Days, Times, Location: Session I (05/31/2011-07/08/2011); MW 6:00-10:20pm; CDL-103 DC
Office Hours: TBD
Synopsis: This course is a survey of basic concepts, theoretical debates, and issues in U.S. Foreign Policy. Inevitably, we will encounter a number of difficult questions: What factors determine the use of American force? How do American foreign policy processes work? Who are the influential players in policy making? Why is the
Accordingly, we will study:
- Several theories about foreign policy. In social science, theories are rough guides that help us identify patterns in history. This allows us to (roughly) diagnose problems, predict the future, and propose solutions.
- The history of
- Several major issue current areas, including war, terrorism, trade and economics, and the environment.
Paper(s) (option: 2 shorter papers or 1 longer paper).