2007 HONORS COURSES
HONR 248W America in the 1960's
Monday, 12:30-3:00 p.m. (section 0101)
Tuesday, 1:00-3:30 p.m. (section 0102)
Dr. John Newman, Lecturer in University Honors; Major, United States
Why have the 1960's left such an indelible mark on the
American psyche? Why are historians and participants from those traumatic
years still locked in deep debate over what happened and what it means?
While the disagreements persist, there is agreement on at least one
point: the 60's represent a watershed in modern American history.
This course will explore the political, social, cultural,
and intellectual history of America during this crucial decade. The
readings, class discussions, and written assignments will cover a wide
range of issues and events, including the civil rights, women's rights,
and gay rights movements, the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement,
and the Kennedy and King assassinations. We will carefully examine arguments
from the differing perspectives.
Grades will be based on class participation, in-class
presentations, and term papers.
Hampton and Fayer, Voices of Freedom; Gitlin, Years of Hope, Days of
Horowitz and Colier, Destructive Generation
Sayles, The 60's Without Apology; Thornton, The Nixon-Kissinger Years
Evans, Personal Politics; D'Emilio and Friedman, Sexual Politics in
Newman, JFK and Vietnam; Parker, Strategy for a Stalemate
other books on reserve
CORE–Social or Political History [SH]