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HIST 7809 Colloquium: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1898-2003 (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The point of this course is to examine American foreign policy from the Spanish-American War to the onset of the Second Gulf War. The course showcases multiple ways of approaching the study U.S. foreign policy. We will identify the questions that bedevil diplomatic historians, and by reading competing interpretations, evaluate the strategies by which these historians—and sometimes political scientists and even journalists—address them. By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of the methods of doing U.S. diplomatic history and of the field as it is.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Seth Jacobs

Prerequisites: Any two semesters of HS 001 through HS 094

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13