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Fall 2007 - Politics & Process: Perspectives

Inman, Bobby R

Credit Hours: 3  Course ID: 371R  Unique # 28888

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
F9:00 am - 12:00 pmSRH 3.109
No exam information is available for this class.
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
Politics & Process: Perspectives - To apply for this course, a copy of your resume, along with a cover letter of interest addressed to Admiral Inman, must be submitted to the Student Affairs Office, TNH 2.117, by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 2. After this date, send directly to the instructor's assistant, Dougald Macmillan (dmacmillan@mail.utexas.edu). Students will be added at thediscretion of the professor, and based on seat availability.

Description
In the last 13 years we have witnessed the end of the Cold War and the shift from decades of bi-polar rivalry, to a brief "uni-polar moment for the US.  September 11, 2001, represented yet another, and more sudden, transformation of the atmosphere in which US policy is formulated and executed.  This course examines the question of what role the United States should play in the world as we move forward.  Supported by policy experts in their fields, the course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to examine US policy development and prospects.  We will draw on the experiences of practitioners to broaden the student capability to probe the central question from the viewpoints of national security, intelligence, media and others, with due regard for countries and regions that represent current priorities in US relations.  Requirements include several short writings, an exam, and a group presentation.

This course is offered on a letter grade basis only.