This course will examine the development and practice of American foreign policy from the 18th century. Using both political and cultural analysis, this course will survey the history of the United States' relationship toward other states and peoples, with a special emphasis on interactions between the United States and its hemispheric neighbors. Our inquiry will account for the consequences, as well as the origins, of United States expansionism and empire building. Beginning with continental expansion and 19th-century theories of Manifest Destiny, we will explore internationalist and nationalist perspectives, as well as the ethical discourses that propel both the architects of foreign policy and those who propose critiques of those policies.
Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class list. NOTE: Students must still submit a completed Drop/Add form to the Registrar's Office.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Last Updated on MAR-18-2003
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