Module Identifier IP37020  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Mick Cox  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   16 Hours (16 x 1 hour)  
  Seminars / Tutorials   8 Hours (8 x 1 hour)  
Assessment Essay   1 x 3,000 word essay   50%  
  Exam   2 Hours   50%  


By the end of the course students should be able to:

10 ECTS Credits


This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the role of the United States in the world ? with particular attention being paid to the twentieth century and the hemispheric dimensions of American power. The regional and the historical will thus be analysed together in order to explain the rise of the United States to what some call 'superpower' and others 'hegemonic' status. We will then explore the American role in the wider world since 1945 and see how well the United States has performed without an enemy in the post-Cold War period.

There are six broad themes:

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Michael Cox. US Foreign Policy After the Cold War: Super Power without a Mission.
John Dumbrell. American Foreign Policy: Carter to Clinton.