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.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
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
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
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.
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada