Minor in Security Studies - American Foreign Policy POLI 3574   American Foreign Policy
This course is a general introduction to American foreign policy, with special attention to the theoretical and policy debates of the post-Cold War period. The course begins with relatively brief introductions to the history of US foreign policy and the institutions of foreign policy-making, but most of the readings and lectures are concerned with broad theoretical debates about what does, and/or what should, drive US foreign policy decisions. In later weeks, some of these theoretical lenses are applied to some specific (recent) foreign policy decisions, including the signing and "unsigning" of the Kyoto Accord, the extension of Permanent Normal Trade Relations status to China, and/or the war in Iraq.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: POLI 2520.03 or POLI 2530.03 recommended