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Course Details

Course Code: IRLS214 Course ID: 3377 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This class examines the elements and practice of American Foreign Policy.  It reviews the history of American Foreign Policy and ideology, and then examines the actors, tools and processes of US foreign policy.  This class emphasizes current foreign policy issues, including policy geared toward national security.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 06/26/2022 May Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/2021 - 06/03/2022 06/06/2022 - 07/31/2022 June Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Describe the major themes and patterns in American foreign policy.

CO-2: Examine the policymaking process in the formulation of American foreign policy.

CO-3: Distinguish structural and strategic constraints on policy options facing the United States.

CO-4: Explain the impact of political fragmentation and integration on America’s approach to the global community.

CO-5: Apply theories and principles of American foreign policy in analysis of current events.

Forum discussions – 25 percent

In many weeks, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to more than two classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. The forum discussion grading rubric is located in each forum.

Midterm assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 5 questions, 2 pages total, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Progress assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 5 questions, 2 pages total, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Final assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 5 questions, 2 pages total, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Describe the major themes and patterns in American foreign policy.

CO-2: Examine the policymaking process in the formulation of American foreign policy.

CO-3: Distinguish structural and strategic constraints on policy options facing the United States.

CO-4: Explain the impact of political fragmentation and integration on America’s approach to the global community.

CO-5: Apply theories and principles of American foreign policy in analysis of current events.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.