History 339 (921) US, 1945-Present
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. Readings include a range of primary and secondary materials.
Credit will be granted for either HIST 339 or 338 in the event that 338 (formerly a year-long course) was taken before 2007W.