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US Policies and Global Security

Undergraduate | MUR-POL236 | 2024

Chart the course of American foreign policy since the Cold War. Diagnose how these policies have affected global security. Revisit events surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis. Draw links between the US approach to security and the country's identity.

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13 weeks

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US Policies and Global Security

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. critically explain the bases of American foreign and security policies
    2. discuss critically the relationship between security and identity
    3. demonstrate understanding of, and discuss, the pivotal role of the US in world politics
    4. critically explain the global security architecture
    5. communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-PTR211 (Not currently available)


Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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