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HIST 212
U.S. in World Affairs II


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Examination of American involvement in international affairs since 1898. Study includes this countrys foreign policy actions as a world power, with special attention given to both the policy makers and critics of our nations position on significant international issues from the Spanish-American War to the present. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both HIST 212 and POLS 212.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Examine and define the core components of modern U.S. Foreign Policy.
  • Research and show historical changes in modern U.S. Foreign Policy.
  • Critically interpret actions/decisions by our government, and its policy makers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various entities involved in modern U.S. Foreign Policy.
  • Analyze and categorize foreign reactions to modern U.S. policy decisions/actions.

  • Course Topics
  • Examination of the defining characteristics of Foreign Policy
  • Brief examination of prior events (pre-1898)
  • Historical analysis of modern foreign policy, via each President/Administration
  • Examination of every major conflict/crisis since 1898
  • Examination of U.S. relations with foreign countries since 1898
  • Examination of all U.S. alliances (formal & informal) since 1898
  • Historical analysis of foreign critics of U.S. policies/decisions/actions

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HIST 212
    Spring 2014
    1517
    Jim Peitersen
    HIST 212
    Spring 2012
    1261
    Jim Peitersen
    HIST 212
    Spring 2011
    1568
    Jim Peitersen
    HIST 212
    Spring 2010
    1568
    Jim Peitersen
    HIST 212
    Winter 2009
    1261
    Jim Peitersen


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.