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U.S. Foreign Policy: A Force for Good?

Ever since World War II, the United States has led efforts to promote democratic ideals. This course will analyze what we mean when we say “foreign policy”, discuss the key drivers of U.S. foreign policy, as well as the constraints. Through group discussions, small group activities, in-class readings, and a class debate on a student-selected case study, students will be introduced to a framework for analyzing foreign policy. The content will be informed by short readings, video content, and short lectures. Activities, discussions and assignments prepare students for a final short essay assignment where students demonstrate their analysis and skills acquired during the course.

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Session Two
at the time of application
Scheduled Class Time*

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live online class during this window of time. The third hour is used for online office hours. Students will be admitted to and attend just one course section and time. The exact course time and office hour schedule will be set closer to the start of the program. In addition to the live meeting times, students complete out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.