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World Politics [and American Foreign Policy]
with Michael Newbrough, Ph.D.
An introduction to our modern geopolitical world, from the Great War through current conditions and challenges. We will analyze the tensions inherent in national sovereignty within an anarchic global environment, where every nation is compelled to pursue their own self-interest as they conceive it. U.S. foreign policy will be our central emphasis: how we became a superpower and the many arenas in which we are necessarily involved. Partly modern history and partly current events, this class will seek tools to help understand some of the dilemmas and threats in the world in which we live.
Instructor: Michael Newbrough, Ph.D. Michael holds a B.A. in French and an M.A. in Political Science from the Univ. of Nevada, and a Ph.D in Political Science from the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, and was a Fulbright Scholar (graduate study in International Relations) at l’Université de Paris. He was a professor in the Dept. of Economics, History, and Political Science at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA for 30 years. He’s been a grateful Anacortesan for over 15 years.