HIS 305 - Recent History of the United States (3)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission.
Examines selected topics in U.S. history, from the 1950s to present. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Cold War culture, popular culture, gender roles, the modern civil rights movement(s) and other social movements. Particular attention is paid to domestic politics, from the rise of Lyndon B. Johnson's "Great Society" to Ronald Reagan and the rise of the "New Right." Students who successfully complete this course also will gain a deeper understanding of the interplay of culture, politics, and society (and the analytical constructs of race, gender, and class), as they study the origins of issues relevant to contemporary society.

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