HIST 168 Fall 2012 1968-1969: Two Years in America (W)

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: none; open to first-year students and sophomores only
Enrollment Preference: first-year students
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Divisional Attributes: Division II, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15-19
Class Number: 1385
HIST168-01(F) SEM 1968-69: Two Years in America (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Scott Wong
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Griffin 4 1385
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