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POSC 342 - U.S. Foreign Policy


Description:
Factors, processes, and techniques in the formulation and execution of the foreign policy of the United States.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand something of the historical background and context of American foreign policy.
  • Recognize the existence of multiple “actors” in the making of American foreign policy at the national, governmental level.
  • Gain an appreciation and comprehension of the interrelationships between internal, domestic factors such as fundamental cultural values and interest groups, and the formulation of policy at the national, governmental level.
  • Critically analyze and evaluate the appropriateness of given policies from the standpoint of different participants and from the standpoint of those to whom such policies are directed.
  • Understand the different models and frameworks utilized by political scientists in the study of American foreign policy.
  • Understand the basic theoretical or comparative framework for identifying similarities and dissimilarities among the world’s varied political systems.
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
1/8/1998



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