2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPOLS 3202 U.S. Foreign Policy

Foreign policies, devised and implemented by governments, shape the relationships between and amongst countries and regions. Beyond their impacts on international relations, foreign policies also have enormous domestic and societal impacts. How do citizens and residents experience the impacts of other countries’ policies, and how are those whose government has implemented a foreign policy impacted “at home”? In this course, students will examine how foreign policies develop, how they are implemented, and what their implications are—both internationally and in the U.S. Major foreign policy areas addressed in this course include foreign intervention, war, national security, diplomacy, and trade.