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BHIS 1830A - The United States in the World since 1898

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

While a generale knowledge of modern international and U.S. history might certainly help, there are no formal pre-requirements

Course Description

The course will examine the history of United States foreign relations, from the late 19th century to today. Foreign relations will be defined broadly and not limited exclusively to diplomacy and politics: the US role and place in the world, the response to the deployment of America's multifaceted global power and the connection between domestic politics and foreign policy choices will all be examined. The course will consider the impact of the political, geopolitical and economic transformations of the past century on the foreign policy choices. The course will also discuss the model of hegemony built by the United States and its transformations over the years. Particular attention will be dedicated to historiography and different ways of studying the history of US foreign relations.

Teachers

DEL PERO, Mario (Professeur des Universités)

Required reading

Jeffrey Engel, Mark Lawrence and Andrew Preston (eds.), America in the World. A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror (Princeton University Press, 2014)