HIST 615: Problems in American History

HIST 615-004: US and the World
(Spring 2023)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Research Hall 201

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Section Information for Spring 2023

In recent years, the study of America’s global relations has undergone a revival, as scholars of transnationalism and globalization have added their perspectives to the more traditional literature of diplomatic history and international affairs. In this seminar, we will read widely in the history of America’s foreign relations in order to better understand how America’s rise as a global power simultaneously shaped the modern world and transformed American politics and culture at home. Readings will range from the late nineteenth century to the present, and will cover such subjects as imperialism, isolationism, the Cold War, modernization, free trade, international governance, human rights, transnational social movements, and cultural globalization. Throughout, we will pay particular attention to the moral and political problems posed by America’s global role. The course will provide both an overview of modern American foreign relations, and offer an introduction to the interdisciplinary methods historians now use to make sense of this complex and controversial subject.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends in topics selected by instructor. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course, Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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