Fall 2009 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
In the realm of foreign policy, good choices can avoid or win wars, while poor choices can lead to disaster. Although analysts consistently evaluate the quality of U.S. presidential foreign policy decision making, the fundamental aspects of good and poor judgment remain controversial. With a focus on the U.S. presidency since World War II, this course starts with a consideration of the effects of both individual character and decision processes in determining the quality of foreign policy choices. The majority of the course focuses on these issues through the intensive discussion of case studies written by the students in the course.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(CIVI-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-American)(GOVT-Intl.)
Fred I. Greenstein, THE PRESIDENTIAL DIFFERENCE, 2004
Stanley A. Renshon and Deborah Welch Larson, eds., GOOD JUDGEMENT IN FOREIGN POLICY, 2003
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Research paper, analysis paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Preference given to senior majors. Junior majors and junior and senior non-majors will be admitted. I will begin admitting students on a rolling basis beginning with the first day of the browsing period. Interested students should download and submit the GOVT 390 information form from: http://dfoyle.web.wesleyan.edu.
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