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21st Century American Foreign Policy

Bruce W Jentleson Duke University @Coursera
Class Start: TBA
Duration: 6 weeks
Approximate Workload: 4-6 hours/week
Certificate: Yes
Level: intermediate
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What is American foreign policy? Who makes it? Why is it the way it is? How does it affect the rest of the world? Professor Bruce Jentleson has taught the subject for over 30 years, written one of the leading books on it, and has served in numerous U.S. foreign policy positions.

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John Hunt (Warsaw) , 2014-02-24
The 4 P's is a useful tool for thinking about trade-offs in foreign policy (but I wouldn't hang a whole course on it). The lectures were OK, although they don't have any particular underlying world view or special insight, so you could achieve the same from reading wikipedia. The writing tasks for the 'distinction' track were rather too open, and the grading architecture sloppy. A lot of the essays, which I dutifully graded highly according to the criteria, hadn't really engaged with the course deeply.

In fairness, I'm older: I actually remember the Iranian revolution of '79 and I've followed most of the areas covered in the course (via BBC, press) as they happened. If I was 19 years old, this course probably would be both more demanding and more useful - and bring me up to date with what I missed.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-12-04
Many thanks to Professor Bruce W Jentleson, his team and Duke University site for great opportunity to follow the course which for me was very instructive and stimulating. It was also a useful tool for my work. I note with pleasure the quality of the course, technical support and professionals involved in this project. Waiting for the next challenge.

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