History of American Foreign Relations

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This course is designed to trace the development of American relations from its inception as a nation to the present. This upper-level discussion and lecture course considers the rise of the United States and asks how and what kind of world power America has come to be. The course is not merely a history of wars and diplomacy, but also a history of ideas, social movements, technologies, and globalization. Special attention will be given to the themes of race, empire, and democracy as we follow the story of U.S. foreign relations to its current form.  Sophomore standing.