A special topics course that allows students to explore various issues in foreign policy. Focuses on American foreign policy including military, diplomatic, and trade policy. Themes vary from semester to semester. In addition, themes may be very specific such as nuclear weapons proliferation or more general such as American foreign policy in the Middle East or global trade. Guest speakers.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Foreign Policy
- Foerign Policy Actors
- Setting the Foreign Policy Agenda
- Decision-Making Process in Foreign Policy
- Policy Analysis and Evaluation
- Politics and Foreign Policy
- Identify the basic issues surrounding one or more area(s) of foreign policy.
- Identify the steps and factors involved in the foreign policy-making process.
- Analyze foreign policy through the steps by which public policies are implemented and evaluated.*
- Analyze how policy-making actors, events, and decision makers are influenced.*
- Analyze how various players impact the development of foreign policy alternatives.*
Assessment and Requirements
Students will be assessed with at least one major exam that shall be either multiple choice, short-answer, and/or essay in format and at least one major writing assignment.
To be determined by instructor.
- Social Sciences
- Civil Society and Culture - U.S. and Global
- Category 4: Social Sciences
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Determined by department