International Relations: U.S. Foreign Policy and Practice in the Age of Globalization, Terrorism, and American Preeminence
WII 351 - International Relations: U.S. Foreign Policy and Practice in the Age of Globalization, Terrorism, and American Preeminence3 hours This course is designed to help prepare the student in the Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars Internship program for professional leadership in American foreign affairs through experience and knowledge of both the American and international policy-making system/process and its intellectual foundation. The “policy” element of this course will focus on the fact that the United States is in a uniquely strong and in many ways dominant position in world politics, economics, and defense/military prowess today. Thus, while it is important to understand other regions, this course will emphasize U.S. policy, including what it is and discussion of what it should be, i.e., how the United States should utilize this level of national power never before seen in human history. The “practice” element of the course will focus on how U.S. foreign policy is made, implemented, and influenced, and how the neophyte in the field can enter it and move toward ultimate leadership.