What are the historical roots of the current tensions between the U.S. and countries such as Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran? How did the conflict in Afghanistan compare to the war in Vietnam? Has the NATO alliance run its course? Take this class if you would like to explore these and other questions in American diplomatic history. You will deepen your understanding of international relations by keeping up with today’s news while also exploring expert opinions about the past. Your reading and writing skills will improve with regular practice, and you will produce a formal research paper complete with endnotes and a bibliography. An honors option is available.
Instructor: Dr. Hanson
Note: Honors option available to juniors and seniors.
Prerequisites: Open to seniors and juniors, and sophomores with instructor permission.