Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 252 - The United States and 20th Century World Affairs


A study of the emergence of the United States as a more active and involved world power from the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt to the present. More than a study of diplomatic history, this course gives much attention to the internal debates and struggles over foreign policy-neutrality, internationalism, the peace movements, isolationism, and interventionism. Aspects of social, political, and economic history are examined in terms of their relationship to and impact upon the nation’s foreign relations. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Evaluate the various strategies of containment propounded by presidents from Harry Truman to George H. W. Bush and how the “Cold War prism” affected events in other parts of the world.
  • Describe how and why the United States expanded its influence worldwide between 1895 and 1919.
  • Trace the events of America’s growing involvement in the Middle East after 1945 and evaluate which were successful and which were not.

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