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POLS 211
U.S. in World Affairs I


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Examination of American involvement in international affairs. Study includes this country's 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 colonial period to the beginning of the 20th Century. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both POLS 211 and HIST 211. Formerly PSCI 211.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and define the core aspects of early U.S. Foreign Policy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of historical changes in early U.S. Foreign Policy.
  • Critically interpret actions/decisions by our government and its policy makers.
  • Define the various entities involved in early U.S. Foreign Policy.
  • Analyze various foreign reactions to early U.S. policy decisions/actions.

  • Course Topics
  • Colonial Governments
  • British Colonial Policy
  • Colonial "Policymakers"
  • Revolutionary Issues (rebellion, legal arguments, foreign alliances, etc.)
  • Revolutionary "Policymakers"
  • Confederation Era (1776-87) Policy and Foreign Policy
  • Early U.S. economic policy
  • North American Territorial issues (Europeans and Indigenous nations)
  • International legal issues (boundary, trade, and maritime)
  • U.S. Presidents (Washington - Roosevelt) and policies
  • Treaties (International and Domestic)
  • State department development
  • Foundations of Colonialism
  • International Conflicts
  • Examination of the defining characteristics of Foreign Policy

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    POLS 211
    Winter 2010
    1968
    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.