HIST 244 The 1960's (5)
This course will examine key political, social, cultural, economic, and diplomatic trends in American society from 1960 to 1974. Topics covered will include John F. Kennedy and the “New Frontier,” Lyndon Johnson's “Great Society,” the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, the war in Vietnam, the anti-war movement, and Richard Nixon and Watergate. Particular focus will be on the individuals, issues, ideas and events most responsible for shaping this period and our understanding of it.
Prerequisite: ENGL/ 095 with a minimum grade of C or assessment at college-level reading and writing.