American Foreign Policy OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Political Science Class on U.S. Foreign Policy

Published Feb 15, 2009

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MIT's 'American Foreign Policy: Theory and Method' OpenCourseWare is about U.S. foreign policy, factors that shaped it and results that stemmed directly from it. This is a graduate level political science course open to undergraduate students.

American Foreign Policy: Theory and Method: Course Specifics

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American Foreign Policy: Theory and Method: Course Description

Professor Stephen Van Evera has created a course for students seeking a more in-depth look at the foreign policy of the U.S. The course examines U.S. foreign policy from 1898 onwards. Topics include theories in foreign policy of the U.S., historical policies in action, assessment of past significant policies, such as 'war on terror' and the current state of policy debate. Students use various methods to look at the U.S. foreign policy, including case studies. Various historical events, including the Korean, Cold and Iraq wars, are used as case studies. This is a reading heavy graduate lecture course open to undergrads.

In the study materials section, a wide-reaching reading list and essay assignments are available. To learn more about American foreign policy, check out the course page.

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