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AMERICA AND THE WORLD
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
Number & Suffix: 140
Full UC Title: AMERICA AND THE WORLD 
Transcript Title: AMERICA & THE WORLD 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course exmines the role that the American images play overseas, in foreign affairs, and, in the process, to conceive of an image of America itself. The course begins by looking at how American leaders and thinkers once perceived the world and how, as a result of industrialization, militarization and globalization, those perceptions have changed. The course compares the differences between citizens and policymakers to get a better sense of whether foreign policy can really be considered an element of democracy. It also compares citizens of the world, particularly those in Asian publics, to understand how the US is perceived and what factors may be behind those perceptions. Other topics of discussion include whether American leaders and the public itself are rational, and Obama's emphasis on the Asian region, particularly the attention he has given to Southeast Asia where the American image has changed significantly. Given that the presidential election will be unfolding during the course, special attention will be given throughout to the policies of the two major party nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We conclude with a reflection on the "rationality" of the American democratic process. 40% Midterm 40% Final 20% Discussion and participation (question responses) 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: AMERICA AND THE WORLD 
Partner University Department: International Relations 
Partner University Course Number: IRL231E