PO 320 American Foreign Policy
S1T 2010 DL
Watras, Kenneth A.
M.A., Boston University, International RelationsM.A., Norwich University, Military HistoryB.A., Ohio State, Political Science; Park University, History
January 11 - March 7, 2010
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1 McCormick, Chapters 1 & 2
2 Assignment 1; McCormick, Chapters 3 & 4
3 Assignment 2; McCormick, Chapters 5 & 6
4 Exam 1; McCormick, Chapter 7
5 Assignment 3; McCormick, Chapters 8 & 9
8 McCormick, Chapter 13; Final Exam
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