PSCI261: America and the World in the New Century
This course explores the U.S. role in world politics at the beginning of the 21st century. Not only does the United States face a number of new challenges - from building democracy in the Middle East, to defending against catastrophic terrorism, to managing globalization - many of the institutions and alliances that previously served U.S. interests and structured world order have come under increasing stress from U.S. actions. We will explore topics such as whether the United States should pursue a more multilateral or unilateral foreign policy, the origins and implications of the Bush doctrine, American relations with key allies, and how to manage the most important challenges of the 21st century. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited.