May 18, 2024  
College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
College Catalog 2024-2025

POLI 220 - Foreign Policy: The Evolution of China’s Grand Strategy, 1950-2050

Cross-Listed as ASIA 220  
An exploration of US foreign policy as it relates to a country or region of pressing interest or particular significance in global political life.  For the next several years, the focus of the course will be on the foreign policy challenges posed by a “rising” China.  It is organized around the following questions:  What are the cultural, political, economic and strategic interests shaping the evolution of Chinese foreign policy?  What is China’s “peaceful rise” policy?  What are the systemic implications of this policy?  What are the implications of China’s rise for US regional and global interests?  And how should the US respond to the rise of China as a regional and global great power? Prerequisite(s): POLI 120  recommended, but not required. Every year. (4 Credits)