HST 229, 230 - Recent US History Since 1945

Course unit(s): 1
Meets GAR: Meets general academic requirement HU (and W when offered as 230).
An analysis of post-World War II America focusing on the fragmentation of the national consensus on domestic and foreign policy.  Topics to be emphasized include The Cold War, McCarthyism, the civil rights revolution, the counter-culture of the 1960s, the Vietnam War, Watergate, the Reagan years, and the 1990s and beyond.  The course also relies on feature films as documents from the appropriate era to illustrate major themes in the nation's development.

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