History 339 (921) The United States since 1945: The Limits of Power

Instructor(s)

Term

summer

Course Level

Undergraduate

Credits

3

Days Met

M
W

Course Times

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description

This course examines American history from the end of the Second World War to the present day, a period of significant political, social and cultural ferment. Themes of the course include the Cold War; consumerism; immigration; the role of the federal bureaucracy and of the Presidency; social movements including civil rights, feminism, gay and lesbian liberation, and environmentalism; the rise of the New Right; and the impact of 9/11.