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Political Science 30:61 Introduction to American Foreign Policy Professor Lai PowerPoint Presentation
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Political Science 30:61 Introduction to American Foreign Policy Professor Lai

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  1. Political Science 30:61 Introduction to American Foreign Policy Professor Lai

  2. Class: Monday and Wednesday 12:30-1:20 and 1 Section Office: 319 Schaeffer Hall brian-lai@uiowa.edu

  3. Teaching Assistants: Samantha Lange Hyemin Yoo

  4. Goals: 1) Introduction To American Foreign Policy 2) Introduction to how Foreign Policy Decisions are made

  5. Books: Jentleson, 2010. American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century. Ebook (see ISIS, ICON)

  6. Readings on ICON ICON (30:061:AAA) Content, Readings

  7. Grades: 36%- 2 non-cumulative examinations (16%, 20%) 25%- 4-6 page research paper 39%- Discussion section

  8. Research Papers: Due November 17th 4-6 pages Late Papers- Letter Grade Each Day

  9. Discussion Sections: Start Monday August 30th Attendance is Mandatory- Each unexcused absence=7% taken off of the possible 39% section is worth OR you lose 17.95% of your section grade for each unexcused absence (i.e. 5 misses and best possible section grade is 4%, best grade is 65) One unexcused absence= best you can get is 32 of 39% (best grade is 93)

  10. 1) Presentation- 10% 2) Review Questions- ICON- 8% 3) Participation- 8% 4) Online Quizzes- 13% 10+8+8+13=39, BUT you lose points if you have unexcused absence so if you have one unexcused absence 10+8+8+13-7=32

  11. Extra Credit Two Extra Credit Assignments -- Points applied to either test (6 points and 3 points) -- on ICON

  12. Class Website: www.uiowa.edu/~c030061a/ ICON site

  13. Why Study American Foreign Policy? 1) Security Terrorism, Proliferation, Iraq 2) Economic Prosperity 3) Democratic Accountability

  14. CCFR 2004

  15. Foreign Policy Goals (2004 CCFR): Topic Public Leaders Protecting American Jobs 78% 41% Controlling/Reducing Illegal Immig. 59% 21% Improve Std Living in Developing 18% 64% Countries Combating World Hunger 43% 67% Combat Intl Terrorism 71% 84% Strengthening the UN 38% 40%

  16. Other reasons: 1) Career 2) Travel

  17. % Confident President [ ] Will Do the Right Thing in World Affairs

  18. Support for US anti-terrorism efforts