|(3 cr.) This introduction to U.S. foreign policy and how
it is made combines a study of world politics,
American political processes and current events.
The course focuses on actors and policy
processes, including the role of Congress, the
President, interest groups, the mass media and
public opinion (among others), and the influence
of ideology on U.S. foreign policy. The course
examines several 20th-century international
crises, asking: what lessons were learned by
these experiences, and how do these episodes
illuminate the formation of foreign policy in the
United States? The post-Cold War world is
examined as a context of current challenges to
American foreign policy.
Prerequisite: PO 211 or PO 131; Every Other Year, Spring|