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

Spring 2010

GOV 379S • US Foreign Policy: Past and Present

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39008 W
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
BAT 5.102
Trubowitz, P

Course Description

This course examines the sources and consequences of U.S. foreign policy. Discussion and readings focus on historical and contemporary cases, organized by presidency. The course aims to help students think systematically and critically about how U.S. foreign policy is made and its effects, at home as well as abroad

Grading Policy

Grades are based on class participation, weekly postings on Blackboard, and three essays.


Fredrik Logevall and Campbell Craig, America's Cold War (Harvard 2009) Leslie Gelb, The Irony of Vietnam: The System Worked (Brookings 1979) Robert F. Kennedy, Thirteen Days, (Norton 1979) Ron Suskind, The One Percent Doctrine (Simon and Schuster 2006)


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