American Foreign Policy


Class Schedule


Week

M/D

Agenda

1

1/11

Topic: Introduction to class: objectives, reading, grading, etc.

1/13

Topic: Settings of US Foreign Policy

Reading: Chapter 1

1/15

Topic: Settings of US Foreign Policy

2

1/18

No Class: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/20

Topic: US as World Power 1898-1908

Reading: Chapter 2

1/22

Topic: US as World Power 1898-1908

3

1/25

Topic: Dollar Diplomacy 1909-1920

Reading: Chapter 3

1/27

Topic: Dollar Diplomacy 1909-1920

1/29

Topic: Dollar Diplomacy 1909-1920

4

2/1

Topic: US and WWI 1914-1920

Reading: Chapter 4

2/3

Topic: US and WWI 1914-1920

2/5

Topic: US and WWI 1914-1920

5

2/8

Topic: Era of Conservative Internationalism

Reading: Chapter 5

2/10

Topic: Era of Conservative Internationalism

2/12

Topic: Era of Conservative Internationalism

6

2/15

Topic: The Diplomacy of Depression

Reading: Chapter 6

2/17

Topic: The Diplomacy of Depression

2/19

Topic: The Diplomacy of Depression

7

2/22

Topic: Politics of Coalition Warfare 1939-1945

Reading: Chapter 7

2/24

Topic: Politics of Coalition Warfare 1939-1945

2/26

Topic: Politics of Coalition Warfare 1939-1945

Topic: Midterm preparation

8

3/1

Midterm

3/3

Topic: Early Cold War 1945-1952

Reading: Chapter 8

3/5

Topic: Early Cold War 1945-1952

9

3/8

Topic: Eisenhower’s New Look 1953-1960

Reading: Chapter 9

3/10

Topic: Eisenhower’s New Look 1953-1960

3/12

Topic: Eisenhower’s New Look 1953-1960

10

3/15

Topic: Cold War Dangers 1961-1968

Reading: Chapter 10

3/17

Topic: Cold War Dangers 1961-1968

3/19

Topic: Cold War Dangers 1961-1968

11

3/22

Topic: Rise and Fall of Detente

Reading: Chapter 11

3/24

Topic: Rise and Fall of Detente

3/26

Topic: Rise and Fall of Detente

3/29

Spring Break

3/31

Spring Break

4/2

Spring Break

12

4/5

Topic: Respite and Renewal of the Cold War 1977-1980

Reading: Chapter 12

4/7

Topic: Respite and Renewal of the Cold War 1977-1980

4/9

Topic: Respite and Renewal of the Cold War 1977-1980

13

4/12

Topic: End of the Cold War 1981-1992

Reading: Chapter 13

4/14

Topic: End of the Cold War 1981-1992

4/16

Topic: End of the Cold War 1981-1992

14

4/19

Topic: Mixed Blessings of Globalization 1993-2000

Reading: Chapter 14

4/21

Topic: Mixed Blessings of Globalization 1993-2000

4/23

Topic: Mixed Blessings of Globalization 1993-2000

15

4/26

Topic: Global Disorders in the 21st Century

Reading: Chapter 15

4/28

Topic: Global Disorders in the 21st Century

Writing Due: Term paper due in class today.

Topic: Final Exam Preparation

4/30

Reading Day

Makeup Exam: regular class time, regular classroom

 

5/5

Final Exam: 1:00-3:00 PM in the regular classroom


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