POLS5683 US Foreign Policy
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit examines the foreign policy of the world's predominant power, the United States. It considers the origins and development of US foreign policy; theories of foreign policy and foreign policy analysis; how foreign policy is made in the US; and different modes of US foreign policy (including, for example, how unilateralism, race and democracy affect US foreign policy). It may include analysis of US foreign policy towards particular regions, for example, the Asia–Pacific.
- Students are able to (1) understand the origins and development of US foreign policy; (2) analyse foreign policy making and understand theories of foreign policy; (3) consider the relationship between US foreign policy and the world; and (4) understand how US foreign policy differs in different regions.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a research essay; (2) seminar participation; and (3) an analytical exercise. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Contact hours
- seminars: 18 hours
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