2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

HIS 312 - United States Foreign Relations Since 1914


This course examines United States foreign relations from the start of World War I to the present. Topics include Wilson’s conception of national security, the “isolationist” interwar years, World War II, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the hostage crisis in Iran, and the Cold War. Rather than focus solely on state centered foreign policy, this course examines the many ways in which the United States interacts with the world, such as through sport, corporate investment, race relations, culture, immigration, etc. Major themes include the relationship between domestic politics and foreign policy, the perception of the United States at home and abroad, the rise of the United States as a world power, and globalization.

Prerequisite: HIS 172  or departmental permission
1 semester 3 credits.