AMST 157
1960s and U.S. History Spring 2020
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed HIST 157 / AMST 157

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This 100­-level seminar will introduce students to the craft of history through the study of the 1960s, an important decade in American history (indeed, the world). In the U.S., this decade was marked by the on­going war in Vietnam, the struggle against racial inequality and racist oppression, changes in attitudes toward sex and sexuality, music, the role of youth culture, advances in technology, the rise of new expressions of American conservatism, and other tumultuous transformations in politics, culture, and the economy.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 3952
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: two 3-­ to 5­-page papers based on readings; a 5-­ to 7-page oral history project; research precis, annotated bibliography; final 10­-page research paper; class participation
Prerequisites: first-years
Enrollment Preferences: first-years
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 157 Division II AMST 157 Division II
WS Notes: Precis and annotated bibliography will receive critical feedback from professor and peers, and dedicated time in class to discuss assignments and traits of effective history writing. On all papers students will receive from the instructor timely comments on their writing skills, with suggestions for improvement.
Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

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