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HONR269T: Honors Seminar: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy toward Afghanistan

Virtual, Virtual
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Maryland Virtual
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Global Classrooms Team

Global Classrooms SignatureAfghanistan has been at the center of U.S. and international attention since September 11. This seminar will examine the development and evolution of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan, including the impact of the death of Osama bin Laden on the U.S. strategy. This seminar will also examine the history of Afghanistan and its political figures. In addition, the seminar will explore the current challenges facing Afghanistan such as weak governance, widespread poverty, pervasive corruption, the burgeoning narcotics problem, and lack of respect for the rule of law. Students will also have the opportunity to hear different perspectives on the conflict in Afghanistan from current and former senior officials in the U.S. Government. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to engage with undergraduates studying in Afghanistan to better understand the indigenous perspective on the war and the U.S. presence in Afghanistan.

Register in Testudo for the following three credit course:

This course is approved for the History and Social Sciences and I-Series requirements of the General Education program. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). 

Students must be enrolled in the Honors College.

Previous terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2021

For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

Course costs are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 03/13/2023