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HIST 245 The U.S. in World Affairs 1898 to Present • 5 Cr.


Examines U.S. foreign policy since the nation's rise to world power status in 1898. Students investigate both external and internal factors influencing foreign policy. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Identify and assess the impact of domestic political, economic, social, and cultural developments on foreign policy in the twentieth century.
  • Compare and contrast the successes and failures of various foreign policies throughout the twentieth century.

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