HIST 3442 Twentieth-Century America: 1945-present
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 41.7.
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3 hours; 3 credits
The Korean War and American society; nuclear weapons and U.S. foreign policy; McCarthyism and the culture of the Cold War; the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower; the emergence of the civil rights movement; liberalism and the dilemmas of the 1960s; Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society; the United States in Vietnam; the counterculture and student dissenting movements; 1968 and the collapse of the New Deal coalition; Richard Nixon and Watergate; environmentalism, feminism, and new social movements; the revitalization of American conservatism; the Reagan presidency; the intersection of law and politics; the United States after the Cold War.
Prerequisite: Core Studies 4 or Core Curriculum 1220 [2.2], or History 3005, or permission of the chairperson.