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.
U.S. Foreign Policy: A Force for Good?Social Science
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 exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.