Minor in Security Studies - The Historiography of American Foreign Relations Post-1945 HIST 4988   The Historiography of American Foreign Relations Post-1945
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to the history of American foreign policy from the Origins of the Cold War to the demise of the Soviet Union. Rather than concentrating solely on the events as they unfolded, however, this course will focus on questions of interpretation and methodology. Toward this end, the seminars are designed to introduce students to both the historiography of the event under question and to some of the "theories" historians have used to interpret American foreign policy. The goal of the course is to provide students with the necessary tools to think critically about various forces at work in the development and execution of contemporary United States policy.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: A third-year 20th Century American History course.