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HIST 4495 U.S. Foreign Policy I (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course is the first half of a two semester survey of the history of U.S. foreign relations from the Revolutionary War through the present day. Students will examine conflicting interpretations of America's role in the world and trace how that role has changed as the nation grew from thirteen isolated, parochial communities on the Atlantic coast to the greatest military and economic superpower in history. Important topics include the territorial expansion of the American empire, the development of - and debate over - constitutional powers, and the struggle for American markets in Asia and elsewhere.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Seth Jacobs

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 08-Feb-18