Ryan A Archibald
Surveys the history of American foreign relations.
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
Class assignments and grading
Assignments have not been finalized but will include a mixture of exams and short writing assignments.