Jul 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IDS 373 - The Purpose of the United States

Is the United States just another country, acting in its own national interest? Or does the United States have some long term global purpose? This course analyzes patterns in the American experience to answer these questions.

Credits: (5)

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

  • Discuss the connection between expanding democracy within the United States and increasing democracy in the rest of the world.
  • Discuss the cultural differences between collectivism and individualism, and the United States role in increasing global individualism and decreasing global collectivism.
  • Discuss the connection between Great Britain’s global role between 1815 and 1914 and the United States global role between 1941 and the present.
  • Discuss the United States role in establishing free market economies in other countries.
  • Understand the interaction of culture, economics, politics and demographic and sociological trends in the development of democracy.

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