HIS 333M • Diplomat Hist of US since 1890
An upper-division lecture course in the history of American foreign relations. The course will cover the emergence of the United States as a global power in the 1890s, its exercise of hegemony in the Western Hemisphere during the early decades of the twentieth century, its involvement in the two world wars, its leadership of the anticommunist alliance during the Cold War, its conduct of limited wars in Korea and Vietnam, its adjustment to the new world after the Cold War, and its response to terrorism at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Students will read four or five books assigned to the class as a whole. They will discuss these books in class and interpret them (and the lectures) on tests. They will research and write one paper of about ten pages.