Course: American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century

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Course title American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century
Course code KAA/7B79
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course content
Before WW I WW I Interwar period WW II Cold War Post Cold War Bush II & III Obama

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Homework for Teaching - 48 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 8 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This class will examine major events in US foreign policy with an emphasis on the way these events effected Americans' view of the world beyond their borders and their own position in that world. After a broad summary of events throughout the century, a number of vital Cold War events will be examined in detail through primary documents.
Students will be familiar with the overall course of American foreign policy and its reflections in popular culture.
This class is open to all students in the second and third blok of studies.

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance

80% attendance of lessons Final test Term paper or final presentation
Recommended literature
  • Gordon, Philip H. (2004). Allies at War: America, Europe, and the Crisis over Iraq. New York.
  • McMahon, Robert. (2003). Cold War: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford.
  • Paterson, Thomas. (1978). Major Problems in American Foreign Policy, Vol. II since 1914. Lexington, MA.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester