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POLI 376

U.S. Foreign Policy

Political Science College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Formation, implementation, analysis, and criticism of themes in American foreign policy.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

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3

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Be intellectually enlarged

Learning Outcome

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of foreign policy and its relationship to political processes, political theories, and political thought

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Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate strong background in important developments and events in U.S. foreign policy history.

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Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate ability to explain U.S. foreign policy-making process.

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Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate understanding of key current foreign policy issues facing U.S., and be able to discuss how history and policy process shape U.S. response to those issues.

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Effective Research and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Complete a research paper that explains some aspect of U.S. foreign policy.

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Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate the ability to analyze U.S. foreign policy in a specific policy area.

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Integrity in Daily and Civic Activities

Learning Outcome

Learn the consequences of plagiarism and how to avoid it.In written assignments, correctly acknowledge the words and/or ideas of other authors.

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Participation in political processes

Learning Outcome

Be better prepared to participate as a national and global citizen.

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Effective and Professional Writing

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate the ability to write a well-crafted, persuasive research paper.

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Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

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Effective Research and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

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Effective and Professional Writing

Learning Outcome

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

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Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.

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Participation in Political Processes

Learning Outcome

Participate effectively in political processes by having an appropriate knowledge of international and national politics and political thought.