HI346 America in the 1960s
History credits: 3
This course analyzes the political, cultural, and intellectual history of America in the turbulent 1960s.The African-American freedom struggle, the Great Society, the rise of the New Right and the New Left, the controversies surrounding America’s involvement in Vietnam, student radicalism, sexual liberation, the counterculture, and conservative backlash will be examined. The course will emphasize changes in liberalism and the revitalization of conservatism. Studying popular music, film, literature, and works of history, students will focus on the tensions between integration and separatism, between youth culture and traditional society, and the massive transformation of the US.