History of the United States 3 (Az Egyesült Államok történelme 3) in spring 2019
Szabó Éva Eszter, Thu 08:30–10:00, R356, host: DAS (R306)
3-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-AME-222
description & set texts
The course offers an overview of U.S. diplomatic history and the theory and practice of the foreign policy making process. In the first part of the course, students are invited to explore foreign policy from the era of isolationism to globalization by examining the changes in U.S. national interests over time, including the challenges of U.S. foreign policy making in the 21st century. The second part of the course deals with the process of foreign policy formulation from the constitutional dimensions to the actors involved. Reading List: Combs, Gerald A. The History of American Foreign Policy. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986; Hunt, Michael H. Ideology and U.S. Foreign Policy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1987; Janda, Kenneth, Jeffrey M. Berry, and Jerry Goldman. The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics. Boston, MA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, c2011. [Janda,Kenneth, Jeffrey M. Berry, Jerry Goldman. Az amerikai demokrácia. Budapest: Osiris, 1996]; Lind, Michael. The American Way of Strategy. U.S. Foreign Policy and the American Way of Life. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006; Magyarics, Tamás. Az Egyesült Államok külpolitikájának története. Mítosz és valóság: érdekek és értékek. Budapest: Antall József Tudásközpont, 2014; Nye, Joseph S., Jr. Is the American Century Over? Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015; Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The Cycles of American History. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
requirements & assessment
Requirements: regular attendance (mandatory); coming to class prepared (coming unprepared equals an absence); completion of the homework and reading assignments, the end-term exam. Assessment: Final grades will be based on the completion of the homework and reading asssignments (40%) and the successfully passed written end-term exam (60%). The end-term exam is going to be composed of identification questions and an essay based on the material of the seminars and the assigned readings.