The United States And The Outside World HIST4169
Academic Session: 2013-14
School: School of Humanities
Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
Available to Visiting Students: Yes
The rise of American power, and its international application, has been the single greatest factor in determining the shape of the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. This course will examine how and why the United States has made the international choices that it has throughout this tumultuous period. Beginning with the earliest trends and developments in the history of American foreign relations, most of the course will focus on the period from the origins of the First World War to today.
The class will meet twice weekly. This is one of the honours options in History and may not run every year. The options that are running this session are available on MyCampus.
Requirements of Entry
Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into History, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes.
Coursework - class essay (2,000 words) (20%)
Coursework - seminar presentation (6%) seminar contribution (4%)
Examination - 120 minutes duration (70%)
Main Assessment In: April/May