242May09w - DePaul University American Foreign Policy...

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DePaul University American Foreign Policy Political Science 242 Winter Quarter 2009 Faculty Information: Dr. Catherine May 990 W. Fullerton, Room 2106 Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 12-1 or by appointment Office Phone: 773-325-4755 E-mail: cmay1@depaul.edu Course Description: This course will introduce students to basic elements of American foreign policy by analyzing and assessing the ways in which political leaders, institutional structures, domestic politics, economic factors, and international issues shape policy goals and objectives. The first section of the course will begin with theoretical overview of American foreign policy; that is, we will explore the various ideological frameworks for understanding American foreign policy issues. The second section of the course will examine the Iraq War and other policy issues in order to explore American foreign policy in its contemporary context. Required Texts: Patrick Callahan, Logics of American Foreign Policy: Theories of America’s World Role Glenn Hastedt, American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, Future Jonathan Schell , The Unconquerable World Joseph Nye, The Paradox of American Power Rajiv Chandrasekarn, Imperial Life in the Emerald City: inside Iraq’s Green Zone Course Policies and Requirements: Class Participation and Attendance Policy Students are expected to come to class prepared to discuss the readings of the day. The reading load for this course is quite extensive; therefore, students must keep up with the readings if they are to successfully pass this course. The examinations will be closely linked with the material discussed in class.
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Class participation inherently means that students regularly attend class sessions. For those students who miss class frequently, they will receive an F for class participation. Since class participation is worth 10% of the student’s grade, the following rubric will help clarify the meaning of participation: A =Excellent preparation and attendance. Students, who are always prepared for class, demonstrate their knowledge of the reading assignments, ask provocative questions and apply the reading material in a meaningful ways. B
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