HIST 3450 United States Foreign Relations since 1898
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 43.1.
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3 hours; 3 credits
The emergence of the United States as a major world power; the debate over imperialism; progressivism and U.S. foreign policy; Wilsonianism; the United States and the 1920s world; the Depression and American foreign policy; the debate over isolationism and presidential power; the United States and World War II; the onset of the Cold War; the militarization of the Cold War; nuclear weapons and U.S. foreign policy; Kennedy and Latin America; Vietnam and the collapse of the liberal consensus; Richard Nixon and detente; American foreign policy in an age of uncertainty; Ronald Reagan and the politics of anticommunism; beyond the Cold War. Special attention will be paid to the viewpoints presented by dissenters on both the right and the left.
Prerequisite: Core Studies 4 or Core Curriculum 1220 [2.2] or permission of the chairperson.