Seminar in United States Foreign Policy

Course #NS4991

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course studies the conduct of foreign policy by the United States from the founding of the American Republic through the end of the Cold War. A significant independent research paper is required.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 738


  • At least one 4000-level seminar in National Security Affairs;
  • permission of the instructor

Learning Outcomes

Learning Objectives:

  • To comprehend how American policy makers have pursued national security.
  • To understand how the international system has shaped, and been shaped by, America’s rise.
  • To apply historical understanding to contemporary policy problems.
  • To strengthen critical reading skills of primary and secondary sources.
  • To hone critical thinking skills through speech and prose.
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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