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America in World Affairs: A History - HSTY2611

Year - 2018

This unit of study examines the ideas and ideological assumptions that have shaped America's approach to the world from the Revolution until the presidency of Barack Obama. It explores how the leading politicians and policymakers in Washington have projected power overseas, and how their decisions have played out in the public sphere. Key topics include: isolationism and internationalism; Communism and the Cold War; the challenge of unipolarity; terrorism; and the underlying historical forces shaping US policy, especially American national mythology.

Classes
2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x3000wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd historiography assignment (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Pre-requisites

12 Junior credit points in Ancient History or Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History or American Studies

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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