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Spring 2015-2016
* HIS 380 (HA)   No Audit

U.S. Foreign Relations

Joseph M. Fronczak

This course covers the history of US foreign relations from the American revolution to the present day. Lectures take up questions of diplomacy, foreign policy, ideology and culture, empire and anti-imperialism, and revolution and counterrevolution. Precepts emphasize primary sources, from the writings of Tom Paine, George Washington, William Jennings Bryan, Ho Chi Minh, Phyllis Schafly, Elaine Scarry, and more.

Sample reading list:
George Washington, Washington's Farewell Address
William Appleman Williams, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy
Herman Kahn, OnThermonuclear War
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
125-150 pages per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
P/D/F option is not available for History concentrators..

Other information:
Joseph Fronczak received his Ph.D. in History from Yale in 2014. He comes to Princeton from Harvard, where he studied violence and nonviolence in war as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. He specializes in international history and has written about geopolitics and protest in the journal Diplomatic History.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40222 L01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm M W   Robertson Hall   001   Enrolled:28 Limit:60
43837 P01 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Dickinson Hall   230   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
40223 P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:7 Limit:14
44257 P04 9:00 am - 9:50 am F   Dickinson Hall   230   Enrolled:2 Limit:14
44364 P05 10:00 am - 10:50 am F   Dickinson Hall   230   Enrolled:7 Limit:14
43838 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled