History of the United States 3 (Az Egyesült Államok történelme 3) in spring 2015
Szabó Éva Eszter, Fri 12:00–13:30, 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; Dolbeare, Kenneth M. and Linda J. Medcalf. American Ideologies Today. Shaping the New Politics of the 1990s. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1993; 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; Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The Cycles of American History. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
requirements & assessment
Requirements: History of the United States 2 as prerequisite; regular attendance (mandatory); completion of the assigned readings, the mid-term and the final exams. Assessment: Final grades will be based on the combined results of the mid-term and the final written exams (50-50%). Both the mid-term and the final exams are going to be composed of identification questions and an essay based on the material of the seminars and the assigned readings.