Course Abstract

History 282, “US Diplomatic History,” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets at Dickinson College during spring semester 2017 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 130pm in Denny 211.  The main course text will be George Herring’s sweeping study, From Colony to Superpower (2008) as well as journal articles by scholars such as James Field, Walter LaFaber, Walter Russell Mead, and Edward Pessen and numerous digital resources.  Students in the course will undertake multi-media assignments in blogging and custom-made Google maps in addition to an in-class essay exam.  The focal point of the semester will be an in-depth profile paper about a pivotal US diplomat.