AMS 391 • U.S. Foreign Policy and the Press
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Interdisciplinary course explores symbiotic relationship between foreign policy and the press, which both influences and conveys foreign policy and the issues that contribute to it. Course will move across a historical arc focusing on various episodes and coverage beginning with the Monroe Doctrine and including expansionism, imperialism; anti-communism and the cold war; the war against drugs and the war against terrorism. Course includes examination of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and US policy response to it. Students will examine both archived and contemporary coverage; popular culture and alternative press responses. Guest speakers will include faculty from the LBJ School of Public Policy, the Lozano-Long Institute for Latin American Studies, Government and members of the press.
Agents of Power, Herbert Altschull To The Halls of the Montezumas, Robert W. Johannsen The Virginian, Owen Wister Hope and Folly: The United States and UNESCO, William Preston, Jr. Edward S. Herman and Herbert Schiller Who Stole the News? Mort Rosenblum The Condor Years, John Dinges In The Name of Democracy, Thomas Carothers The Sorrows of Empire, Chalmers Johnson