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USSC2601: Power, Conflict and Diplomacy

This unit examines the key strategic challenges in the conduct of US foreign policy. The United States remains the most consequential international actor even as great-power rivalry intensifies and challenges such as climate change, technological revolution, and pandemics grow in significance. Using both a regional and issue-specific approach, the unit inspects how the United States can navigate its security commitments in the Indo-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, as well as respond to the urgency of domestic US political movements for racial justice and equality.

Code USSC2601
Academic unit United States Studies Centre
Credit points 6
AMST1001 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the key issues in contemporary US foreign policy.
  • LO2. Demonstrate ability to think analytically and strategically by utilising relevant theoretical tools and frameworks.
  • LO3. Demonstrate confidence in research and ability to discern relevant and credible sources of information.
  • LO4. Develop advanced oral and written communication skills that conform to the professional standard in the field.
  • LO5. Demonstrate ability to work to a deadline and produce research outputs different from the standard academic assignments.