Course syllabus / YU only
Course Description and Objectives:
The course examines the sources and conduct of U.S. foreign policy in both historical
and theoretical perspectives. The first part of the course explores the domestic and
international sources of American foreign policy. In particular, it looks at the roles of
international system, ideas, government agencies, and public opinion, as they relate
to various issues of U.S. foreign policy in the post-1945 period. The second half of
the course examines several key issues of American policy-making, including U.S.-
Soviet relations during the Cold War, globalization, nuclear proliferation, the Arab
Spring, humanitarian intervention, among others. The course aims to introduce
students to theories behind the conduct of US foreign policy and to apply those
theories to various issues in the practice of US foreign policy in the post WWII
period. The course also aims to strengthen students’ analytical and writing skills.
Zaitseva, Maria N. (2021, Spring). Syllabus, POL 1305: American Foreign Policy, Yeshiva College, Yeshiva University.
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