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IR 520 American Foreign Policy 6 Cr.

Encompasses the period from the late 19th century to the present and reviews critical cases in the history of US foreign relations. Students examine US government actions in international affairs through various methodological contexts in foreign policy development and implementation. Explanations are drawn from history, international relations theory, and area studies. Special emphasis is placed on post-Cold War developments in America’s foreign relations, especially focusing on the use of force, application of coercive diplomacy and the impact of global issues on US foreign policy.