HIS 354 Culture and National Security, 3 credits

This course presents an overview of the ways in which culture interacts with and helps to shape national security policy-making. Topics covered will include the historical creation of an American identity as well as a variety of case studies in post-World War II American history. The course will consider the ways in which often unexamined assumptions about race, gender and religion have helped to define the United States' interactions with the world.

Prerequisite: HIS 221