Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: Historical Study
Prerequisites: A prior 200-level history course is strongly recommended
Course Objectives: Through a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, and documentary film, this course examines one of the most tumultuous and formative moments in recent U.S. history. We will interrogate Cold War liberalism, the early history of contemporary conservatism, the African American struggle for equality and other similar struggles for social justice. We will also study the famous countercultural movements that marked the 1960s as well as the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement. Finally, we will consider the American experience of the 1960s in global comparison.
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