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HIST 520 America in the Sixties (Humanities Elective)

(Offered as needed/3 credits) 

This course provides both a chronological and topical examination of the period of American history known as “the sixties.” Among the topics discussed are the American presidency, the Cold War, nuclear proliferation, the rise and fall of the New Left, the rebirth of the New Right, the women’s movement, the freedom struggles, the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement, the student movement, Watergate, rock-n-roll music, American popular culture and oppositional culture. Through the available media on the ‘60s—including books and articles, movies, documentaries and sound recordings—we will search for coherence in a contradictory and confusing period of American history.