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The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered.
HIST 290 THE 1960S: AMERICA IN TRANSITION. The 1960s was a watershed decade in modern American history. The United States that emerged in its aftermath was very different from the country that existed before. The common image of the sixties is filled with hippies, sex, drugs, music, and protest. But what really happened? This course examines the political, social, and cultural struggles that occurred in the U.S. from roughly the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s. Studying this pivotal time period deepens our understanding of postwar America and reveals the roots of many contemporary issues and conflicts. Major course themes include: the various civil rights movements and Black Power; the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement; the rise of both the New Left and the New Right; the environmental movement; the counterculture and cultural change; and the emergemce of and blacklash to feminism and gay and lesbian rights. We will seek to understand what these movements were and why they all occurred at roughly the same time.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
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