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Brian G. Casserly
Seattle Campus

American Foreign Policy, 1776 -Present

Surveys the history of American foreign relations.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Brian G. Casserly
Date: 03/02/2012