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Fall 2017-2018
* HIS 380 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, 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 Schlafly, Elaine Scarry, and more.

Sample reading list:
Thomas Paine, Common Sense
George Washington, Washington's Farewell Address
Mark Twain, To the Person Sitting in the Dark
W.E.B. DuBois, Close Ranks
Herman Kahn, On Thermonuclear War
Phyllis Schlafly & Chester Ward, The Gravediggers
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
20573 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Friend Center   101   Enrolled:172 Limit:250
20575 P01 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Chancellor Green   103   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
20574 P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
22660 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am F   McCosh Hall   24   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
20576 P04 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Robertson Hall   020   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
20577 P05 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   B22   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
20578 P06 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   Dickinson Hall   210   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
22999 P07 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
23728 P07A 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
23729 P08 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   020   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
23730 P08A 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   34   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
23731 P09 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
23732 P09A 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   East Pyne Building   239   Enrolled:5 Limit:13
23733 P10 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
23734 P10A 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:9 Limit:13
23735 P11 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
22661 P99 TBA        Enrolled:5 Limit: