Foregin Policy

Course #:

GOVT

5-523

Division:

Humanities

Department:

Government

Suggested Age:

15-18

Prerequisites:

U.S. Government is recommended by not required.

Foregin Policy

Course Description:

Taught every other year alternating with Constitutional Law.


Purpose

In this course foreign policy is studied through the lens of history so that students have a framework for how policy decisions are made. Throughout the course we will analyze current events as they are unfolding -typically spending one month on an in-depth focus area.

This is a highly interactive course. During the class students will participate in debate, discussions, case studies and simulations. Monthly students will give presentations on the focus areas. Students should expect to spend three hours a week preparing for the course. Each week students will be assigned readings and will be expected to come to class prepared to discuss the readings.

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