Brian G. Casserly
Surveys the history of American foreign relations.
This class will cover the major developments in the history of U.S. foreign relations. We will be particularly interested in issues like U.S. territorial expansion, various wars, economic links with the rest of the world, the ideological and cultural background behind U.S. foreign relations, and the various actors who have shaped the nation's relationship with the rest of the world.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion
None, but students should have an interest in the topic and a general familiarity with U.S. history.
Class assignments and grading
These are not yet finalized but will included a mixture of papers and exams, and possibly some shorter quizzes.