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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2006

GOV 360N • America as a Global Power

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39785 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
GSB 2.126
TRUBOWITZ

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Upper-division standing required. This class surveys American grand strategy. Drawing on historical and contemporary cases, we will consider how presidents set the country's geopolitical priorities and how and why those priorities have changed over time. The class is designed to increase your knowledge of how US foreign policy is made and why Americas leaders pursue the grand strategies they do

Grading Policy

Take home essays = 50 In-class exams = 50

Texts

John Lewis Gaddis, Surprise, Security, and the American Experience Thomas McCormick, America's Half Century Peter Trubowitz, Defining the National Interest

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