2020-2021 Greensburg Campus Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the analysis of foreign policy as a form of political behavior and to the specific factors influencing the foreign policies of several of the world's most powerful states. The lectures and readings follow several intertwining themes, covering: 1) the conceptual and analytical tools utilized to investigate and compare the foreign policies of states; 2) the nature of certain phenomena which present countries with complex and dangerous international problems, e.g. security, interdependence; 3) the particular sources, processes and outcomes involved in the foreign policies of several states including the United States, Russia and others. The approach is analytical and though some of the readings and lectures are historical, the emphasis is on the contemporary context. It is also comparative, offering students a look at how these states' domestic culture, processes and institutions affect their foreign policies. (International relations field)
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

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