International Relations of North America

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Relations of North America

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, International Relations, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    1. Purpose of the Seminar

    This seminar course aims at exploring the issues and prospects of the U.S. foreign and security policy since 9/11. U.S. policy directions are founded upon counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, and the spread of freedom, which have provoked a lot of academic as well as practical questions regarding their policy contents and implementations. This seminar thus tries to understand, first of all, epistemological underpinnings and specific contents of U.S. foreign policies. Secondly, functional and regional characteristics of U.S. security policies will be analyzed. Lastly, the role of the United States in the post-9/11 world will be discussed from the critical perspective.

    2. Readings

    -Packet of Readings
    -Martin Griffiths, Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations, New York: Routledge, 1999.
    -Richard N. Haas, The Opportunity: America?s Moment To Alter History?s Course, New York: Public Affairs, 2005.
    -Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership, New York: Basic Books, 2004.
    -Stefan Halper & Jonathan Clarke, America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and The Global Order, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
    -William T. Tow et als., eds., Asia?s Emerging Regional Order: Reconciling Traditional and Human Security, New York: United Nations University Press, 2000.

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