As a history of U.S. foreign relations from the Spanish-American war to the present, this survey examines the many ways in which America has projected its power and influence abroad, with attention given not only to American political and military efforts in the international arena, but also to America's economic and cultural expansion as well. The focus of lectures and in-class discussion will be on U.S. policies and actions around the world, foreign responses to the American presence in and influence over the affairs of other nations, and the effects that both these foreign critiques and the domestic consequences (Sometimes unanticipated) of American involvement in the international arena, have had on American culture, self-perception, and policy-making. Special--although not exclusive--emphasis will be placed on interactions between the United States and its hemispheric neighbors. Students should gain from the course not simply a solid grasp of the essential narrative of twentieth century American foreign relations, but also an understanding of the cultural contests played out in the international and national context, and some appreciation for contending perspectives among historians on the major issues in the study of U. S. diplomacy.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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