Course Details

Course offered Spring 2020

HONORS 232 D: Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Rethinking US Foreign Policy (SSc)

HONORS 232 D: Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Rethinking US Foreign Policy (SSc)

SLN 14937 (View UW registration info »)

Daniel Bessner (Jackson School of International Studies)
Phone: (206) 685-1043
Email: dbessner@uw.edu

Credits: 5
Limit: 12 students

Honors Credit Type

Today, the future of U.S. global leadership is in serious doubt. The election of Donald J. Trump, which occurred over the protests of hundreds of foreign policy professionals and despite his repeated attacks on the U.S.-led world order, has revealed that the American public has grown weary of U.S. hegemony. Meanwhile, the emergence of China as a major power has suggested that in the future the United States will have to rethink many of its military, political, and economic commitments. In this course, students will study the history, theory, and practice of U.S. foreign policy in order to produce several pieces that will provide the public and policymakers with guidance on how to manage and plan the future of U.S. foreign policy. Students will workshop these pieces with peers, who will edit them for structure, style, and argument.