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HIST 425 AmericanForeignPolicy 20thCent 3 Cr.

In this course students gain an understanding of America’s rise as a global power in the twentieth century. Topics include the strategic elements of American foreign policy in the Western Hemisphere, American neutrality and subsequent involvement in World War I and II, and challenges faced by the United States during and after the Cold War. Students examine the diplomatic, political and military aspects that determined the foreign policy of the United States as it has participated in and shaped world history. Through discussions, readings and research assignments, students have the opportunity to think critically about the major foreign policy issues of the time period.