HIST 619 (01) - Foreign Relations of the United States

Foreign Relations of the US

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 15796
The history of American diplomacy from the colonial era to the present, with the dividing point at 1900. The focus will be on both the foreign and domestic influences that shaped American diplomacy. Course meets the History major requirement for Group I.
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Cross listed with : HIST 819.01
Instructors: Kurk Dorsey

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 8:10am - 9:30am HORT 215
Final Exam 12/13/2023 12/13/2023 W 8:00am - 10:00am HORT 215
Additional Course Details: 

When the Founding Fathers declared the new United States to be an independent nation in 1776, it was both a weak power and one that had already invaded Canada (and failed).  Almost 150 years later, as World War I came to an end, the United States was widely recognized as a great power that dominated the Western Hemisphere and had influence around the world.  In this course, we will cover this evolution of American power, focusing on economic, cultural, and military factors that made it possible, as well as the people and factors that checked American expansion.