America in the World

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
America in the World
Spring 2024
Taught By: Oz Frankel
Section: A

CRN: 14775

Credits: 3

This seminar is inspired by recent public and scholarly debates about American borders and boundaries, globalization, “Exceptionalism,” the “War on Terror,” and other aspects of U.S. regional and global presence. The course’s diachronic axis begins with Thomas Jefferson’s notion of “Empire of Liberty,” and continues with “Manifest Destiny,” western expansion, colonial escapades in Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines, the U.S. ascendance throughout the “American Century,” and struggles over America’s engagement with the rest of the world in the twenty-first century. Conversely, we will consider the American perception of the outside world, and the global presence in the U.S., the worlding of America. Thematically, the course highlights the complex roles that race, gender, modern capitalism, and popular culture have had in shaping America’s place in the world, imperial ideologies, and systems of control, domination, and acculturation inside and outside the formal boundaries of the U.S.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (POL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:52am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 617
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024