HTY 607: Seminar in American Foreign Relations

Instructor:  Elizabeth McKillen

Class Number:  76668

Days/Time:  Wednesday, 3:30 – 5:20 p.m.

Location:  Stevens 175

Description: This course introduces students to methodological debates in the field of U.S. foreign relations history and guides them in conducting an original research project. Reflecting new trends in the field, students will be encouraged to consider the role of both public and private actors in shaping U.S. interactions with other countries. Examples of public actors who shape U.S. foreign policy include policymakers and diplomats. Private actors include diverse groups with international interests such as missionaries, corporations, journalists, labor activists, and NGOs. Students may choose either public or private actors as a subject for their research projects.