Spring 2017 - 61425 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Readings in United States Foreign Relations

This class is cross-listed with HIS. HIS is the home department.

This is a graduate reading course designed to facilitate historical and policy research across regions and methodological approaches. Intensive course readings will examine historical scholarship on the major international phenomena and events that transformed multiple societies during the twentieth century. Topics will include globalization, industrial capitalism, total war, economic depression, fascism, communism, Cold War, decolonization, post-industrial capitalism, human rights, and terrorism. The course will analyze how different societies and regions experienced common phenomena and events in diverse ways. The course will also interrogate legacies, memories, myths, and lingering traumas.

Requirements and Expectations: Intensive reading, active seminar participation, short weekly writing assignments, final 20-page paper.