HIST 7809 Colloquium: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1898-2003 (Spring: 3 )
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.
Instructor(s): Seth Jacobs
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17