This course covers United States foreign policy and its geo-political consequences from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. Study will begin with constitutional authority and then determine how foreign policy has been made, tracing various influences such as public opinion, the media, interest groups, and multinational corporations, as well as the military, Congress, and the president. Students will engage in extensive research into a major crisis in American foreign policy in the past thirty years, analyze the role played by dominant influences, and evaluate the leadership of the sitting administration in the crisis. Awareness of and application to current foreign policy issues will continue throughout the course.
Triad: History/Political Science