PLSC 327W American Foreign Policy Process [GEWI]
This course explores the content and conduct of American foreign policy. It examines American foreign policy history, theories of decision making, foreign policy actors inside and outside government, as well as specific policy areas including national security, economic prosperity, the environment, and human rights.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall and Winter
Prerequisites - PLSC 210 and (PLSC 211 or PLSC 212 )
Other Restrictions -
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Rationale for Writing Intensive - The course will not only enhance students' ability to think critically about American foreign policy, it will also help them to develop and express their ideas through the modes of writing used in the discipline of political science. By completing the writing assignments, students will become proficient in the forms and conventions of writing in the discipline and thus strengthen a variety of skills essential for research, including reading comprehension, the formulation of research questions, review of the scholarly literature, identification of appropriate sources of information and data, accurate summarization of complex arguments and information, analysis of data, and argumentation. Through conducting their own research and writing a research paper, students will strengthen their understanding of how scholars create knowledge of the world.
Keywords: Writing Intensive (GEWI) , Political Science
Updates: Course Rotation added 5/2015; Change to prereq 2/2015, effective Fall 2015
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