POL110E Political Issues for Americans
POL201E American Government
POL312E The American Founding
POL314E The American Presidency
POL207E Peace & War
The development and characteristics of the European state system, the effects of ideological movements and war, the power structure of the contemporary world, the elements of national power, the making and conduct of foreign policy, international organization and law, and the practice of diplomacy are discussed. Included is a survey of U.S. foreign policy since WWII. Major conceptions of world politics are evaluated.
POL323E Political Leadership
POL372E American Foreign Policy
This course is intended as an introduction to the study of democratic statesmanship, or political leadership in a democratic political regime. Although the primary emphasis will be on the study of the rhetoric and actions of some leading American presidents, some materials will also be drawn from antiquity and from modern Britain and France.
A study of the policy of the United States regarding important areas and problems in the contemporary world, and the development of the American involvement in foreign affairs from the Roosevelt-Truman era of World War II to the present time. Emphasis is placed on American Russian relations, problems of the Western Alliance, and policies toward issues of developing countries. Legalist, moralist, realist, and revisionist interpretations of American foreign policy are evaluated.