Spring 2023  |  PA 5825 Section 001: Crisis Management in Foreign Affairs (57602)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2023
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
 
02/02/2023
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
 
02/16/2023
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
 
03/02/2023
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
 
03/16/2023
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
 
03/30/2023
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
 
04/13/2023
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
 
04/27/2023
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Crisis decision making in foreign policy. Examination of the organization and structure of crisis decision-making within U.S. national security apparatus. Analysis of in-depth four foreign policy crises (Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam Tet, Iraq, and a current crisis). Crisis simulation with students in the role of national security leaders.
Class Notes:
Meets alternating Thursdays. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?andre104+PA5825+Spring2023
Class Description:
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This course will analyze crisis decision making in foreign policy. Students will:

o Examine the organization and structure of crisis decision-making within the U.S. national security apparatus;

o Analyze in depth four foreign policy crises: the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962); Vietnam - Tet (1968); Iraq (2006-2008) and a Current Events Crisis (2016).

o Put themselves in the position of national security leaders as part of a crisis simulation; and

o Write an analysis of a historical foreign policy crisis.


Four books will be required for this course and will be available through the UM Bookstores:

o Allison, Graham T., and Zelikow, Philip D., "Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis" (2nd edition), Pearson Longman (January 1999).

o Stern, Sheldon M., "The Week the World Stood Still: Inside the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis (Stanford Nuclear Age Series)" (Paperback) Stanford University Press (January 18, 2005).

o McMaster, H.R., "Dereliction of Duty," Harper Perennial; Reprint Edition (Paperback), (May 8, 1998).

o Harris, David, "The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah - 1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam," Little, Brown and Company (Paperback) (2004).

Grading:
Grades will be based on oral participation and a written foreign policy crisis analysis.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57602/1233
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/andre104_PA5825_Spring2020.docx (Spring 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/andre104_PA5825_Spring2018.docx (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/andre104_PA5825_Spring2017.docx (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

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