Wilton B Fowler
Surveys the history of American foreign relations.
Students can expect to learn the guiding principle(s)which characterized the decisions of American foreign policy makers at important turning points --- e.g., Thomas Jefferson's policy during the Napoleonic Wars. When the course is completed, we will have conducted a survey of American diplomatic history.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures & discussion sessions. Occasional team reports in class.
The books required for the course (Mead, SPECIAL PROVIDENCE, and Mann, RISE OF THE VULCANS) will be available at University Book Store well before the course starts. You can get a head start by reading as much as possible in these books prior to the start of the course.
Class assignments and grading
The number of pages to be read will be about 800. One short paper (commentary on a book from the library, chosen by the student); one spoken report in class; a final examination. FAITHFUL ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.
60% for attendance and participation; 10% for short paper; 10% for spoken report; 20% for final examination.