HIS 333M • Diplomat Hist of US since 1890
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
This lecture course introduces the history of U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy from the First World War to the present. The class will examine the rise of Wilsonianism during the First World War and then move in roughly chronological order through the isolationist era of the 1920s and 1930s; the rise of the U.S. superpower during the Second World War; the origins of the Cold War; the conduct of the Cold War in Europe, Asia, and the decolonizing world; the Vietnam War; detente; the collapse of the Cold War order; the search for a new global order since 1991; and the war on terrorism. Requirements include midterm, paper, and final.