- Introduction: identity and security
- Purposes of US foreign policy
- The Cold War and containment
- The Cuban missile crisis
- Alliances and identity
- Détente and identity
- Nuclear weapons and identity
- The post-Cold War order
- The UN and US diplomacy
- The US and global norms
- Terrorism and counter-terrorism
- The US an an Asia-Pacific power.
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Audio-Video streaming
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as PTR211 US Policies and Global Security.
This subject aims to develop a critical and in-depth understanding of American foreign policy and its impact on global security. Its guiding theme is the relationship between identity and security. The subject explores a range of American foreign policy actions and involvements from the Cold War to the post-Cold War era, including the Cuban missile crisis, arms control negotiations, alliance strategies, the “war on terror” and the US relationship with global norms.
- Assignment 1 - Essay 1 (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Essay 2 (40%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject