AMST 168 Fall 2014 1968-1969: Two Years in America (W)

Cross Listed as HIST168
These two years were tumultuous ones worldwide. The escalation of the war in Vietnam, the Soviet invasion of Prague, the student uprisings in Paris and Japan, and the racial politics in the Summer Olympics held in Mexico City all had their counterparts that reverberated in the streets, college campuses, the halls of Congress, movie theaters, and concert halls and rock festivals in the United States. This first-year seminar will examine some of the major events of this time period in America: the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the Democratic Convention in Chicago, as well as cultural trends such as the development of the anti-war movement, the push for curricular reforms on college campuses, and the rise of the "counter culture."
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on a number of writing assignments: two 3- to 5-page response papers, a 5- to 7-page oral history, an annotated bibliography, and a final 10-page research paper
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Prerequisites: first-year or sophomore standing; juniors or seniors with permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: first-year students, and then sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
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Divisional Attributes: Division II, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives,AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,AMST Space and Place Electives, HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15-19
Class Number: 1149
AMST 168 - 01 (F) SEM 1968-69: Two Years in America (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Scott Wong
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Griffin 5 1149
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