America as a World Power: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1914 to Present

Course Description

This course will examine the modern history of American foreign relations, from 1914 to the present. Beginning with the fateful decision to intervene in the First World War, it will examine the major crises and choices that have defined the "American Century." Our study of U.S. foreign relations will consider such key factors as geopolitics, domestic politics, bureaucracy, psychology, race, and culture. Students will have the opportunity to undertake their own substantial examination of a critical episode in the era studied.

Course Details

  • Grading Basis: Letter Grade
  • Cross-Listings: HISTORY 152K


Assumes a basic background in U.S. History

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