HIST 359

The United States in the 1960s

This course explores the history of the United States during the 1960s, investigating topics and themes in social, political, and cultural history. The class emphasizes the exploration of various forms of social and political activism, including the civil rights movement, the New Left and student movement, the antiwar movement, the women's movement, environmentalism, the movement for American Indian rights, consumer activism, and the gay liberation movement. Other topics considered include the New Frontier, the Great Society, the Vietnam War, the counterculture, and the conservative resurgence. Includes a substantial research paper.