POLS 061. American Foreign Policy (IR)

This course analyzes the formation and conduct of foreign policy in the United States. The course combines three elements: a study of the history of American foreign relations since 1865; an analysis of the causes of American foreign policy such as the international system, public opinion, and the media; and a discussion of the major policy issues in contemporary U.S. foreign policy, including terrorism, civil wars, and economic policy.

Prof. Tierney is willing to work with select honors students enrolled in POLS61 in Spring 2024 to convert this course into an honors prep.   Students must be enrolled in POLS61 (no exceptions) for this option, and commit to meeting with Prof. Tierney regularly and fulfilling extra assigned work.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for GLBL-Paired
Spring 2023. Tierney.
Spring 2024. Tierney.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science

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