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Instructor Info:Aaron Berman
Office Extension x5377
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 105
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 105
Description: Throughout its history, the United States has perceived itself to be an "exceptional" nation. At some moments, Americans have attempted to isolate themselves from the rest of the world in order to preserve their "uniqueness." At other times, the United States has attempted to export its values and remake the world in its own image. In this course we will look at the origins of the notion of American Exceptionalism. We will pay particular attention to the World War I, World War II and Cold War eras and America's relations with the rest of the world. The Middle East will be a special area of focus.