LSHV-507 Trans-Atlantic Tensions: The U.S. and Europe since 1945
Fall for 2006-2007
The past fifty years have seen considerable change in the relationship between the United States and Europe. From wartime and Cold War alliances, to the growing power and integration of Western Europe, and the end of the Soviet Empire, the United States and Europe have had a close if sometimes troubled relationship. What is the nature of that relationship in the post-Cold War world? Are Europe and the United States now allies, partners, or rivals? Are the shared values that traditionally bound them together sufficient to sustain the trans-atlantic alliance? This course will examine the current state of American foreign policy towards Europe from the perspective of what has gone before. The course’s seminar approach will permit students to explore key issue areas in the period 1945 to the present in order to better understand the complexities involved in trans-atlantic relations today. DLS and MALS students only. If you have taken Path to the Present: The U.S. in the 20th Century, do not register for this course.
Prerequisites: Liberal Studies students only
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