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Ryan A Archibald
Seattle Campus

American Foreign Policy, 1776 -Present

Surveys the history of American foreign relations.

Class description

This course examines the origins and development of the United States empire. How have global forces shaped the U.S and how has the U.S. shaped the world? How has empire shaped U.S. political culture and national identity? What has been the relationship between “foreign" imperial ventures and “domestic" constructions of race, gender, and class? How have individuals within this imperial system interacted with, abetted, and resisted U.S. imperialism?

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures and in-class discussions

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

Assignments have not been finalized but will include a mixture of exams and short writing assignments.

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 Ryan A Archibald
Date: 10/17/2013