Undergraduate Modules

Contemporary US Foreign Policy

This course offers students an introduction to contemporary US foreign policy. How is foreign policy made in Washington? What are the main interest groups? What is the exact balance of power between the Presidency and Congress? How do the principal traditions of US foreign policy impact contemporary decisions? We will assess these issues and others through some of the primary challenges facing America today: including the War on Terror, climate change, and the spread of nuclear weapons.

Second Year Module
Semester One
Module Code POL232


  • 11 one-hour lectures
  • 11 one-hour seminars


  • 2000 word essay
  • two-hour exam