Reading and discussion of selected works of major importance in interdisciplinary international studies. Restricted to majors in International Studies.
Why Did the U.S. Go to War in Iraq?
In this course we will read a selection of the recent books written by journalists, policy makers, and eye witnesses describing the process that led to the U.S. attack on Iraq in March 2003. We will learn how a decision of this magnitude gets to be taken by the executive branch, how it is carried out, and the different ways in which it is represented by some of the main players who look back at this process. The course will be organized around weekly discussions. The grading will be based on short papers and a longer bibliographical essay.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading