This course covers United States foreign policy and its geo-political consequences from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. Study begins with constitutional authority, and then students determine how foreign policy has been made, tracing various influences such as public opinion, the media, interest groups, and multinational corporations, as well as the military, congress, and the president. Students engage in extensive research into an ongoing issue within American foreign policy, analyzing the role played by dominant historical influences, and evaluate the leadership of the sitting administration in the crisis. Awareness of and application to current foreign policy issues continues throughout the course.
- Teacher: Jeffrey Keith