Presidential Foreign Policy Decision Making|
Fall 2018 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement, 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-making 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: (CIR)(GOVT)(GOVT-American)(GOVT-Intl.)
Stanley Renshon et al., Good Judgment in Foreign Policy, ISBN 0742510077
John Burke & Fred Greenstein, How Presidents Test Reality, ISBN 0871541769
|Examination and Assignments: |
case study paper, analysis paper, participation
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
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