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HIST 353 U.S. Foreign Relations since World War II

Prerequisite: HIST 218 or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—even years/4 credits)

This course explores the history of America’s role in the world since the Second World War, examining the development of America’s position within the world community and the political, social and economic factors shaping its foreign policy. The course will cover such topics as the creation of the United Nations, the Cold War, Korea and Vietnam, détente, globalization and American involvement in the Middle East.