Five College Consortium

U.S. Foreign Policy in Space

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
International Relations
Course Number: 
350SP
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Once the crown jewel of U.S. Cold War public diplomacy, NASA has fallen into decline due to faltering public interest and budget. At the same time, there has been a "space rush" as private corporations have sought to normalize civilian space travel. This seminar explores the dynamics of the United States' foreign policy in space -- how it was developed and with what effects. By engaging with archival materials and scholarship this course will answer the following questions (among others): Why hasn't space been weaponized? What role does technological prestige play in public diplomacy? What are the roots and future of the commercial space industry?
Comments: 
Prereq: 8 credits from Politics or International Relations.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
103105,103106
Schedule #: 
103105

Course Sections

U.S. Foreign Policy in Space
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Bryan Nakayama bnakayam@mtholyoke.edu F 01:15PM-04:05PM Skinner Hall 212