AMST 251, HIST 298|
This course will focus on the 1960s in the United States. Topics to be considered will include: the civil rights movement; the antiwar movement; the Goldwater conservative movement; gay liberation; second-wave feminism; pop art; the New York School poets; Judson School dance; the new journalism; tendencies and developments within American Protestantism, Catholicism, and Judaism; student movements; the black power movement; the rise of Asian American and Latino/a cultural nationalisms; electoral politics; environmentalism; Phyllis Schlafly and the Eagle Forum; the Cuban missile crisis; and the counterculture. The approach will be multidisciplinary, drawing on the insights and interpretive methods of history, literary criticism, American studies, government, art history, and the history of science. No previous knowledge of these various disciplines or of the topics of the course is presupposed. Preference will be given to sophomores.
Information Literacy, Interpretation
Interpretation and Information Literacy: The approach of this course will be multi-disciplinary, drawing on the insights and interpretive methods of history, literary criticism, American Studies, government, art history, and the history of science.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
James Baldwin, THE FIRE NEXT TIME
Norman Mailer, THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT
Rachel Carson, SILENT SPRING
Barry Goldwater, THE CONSCIENCE OF A CONSERVATIVE
OUR BODIES, OURSELVES, by the Boston Women's Health Collective
"The Port Huron Statement," by Students for a Democratic Society
Frank O'Hara, SELECTED POEMS
|Examination and Assignments: |
paper; mid-term test; final examination.
|Instructor(s): Abelove,Henry Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 80||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 60||FR: 20|