The United States from World War II to the Vietnam War Era - Session D

History N124B

Summer 2015
Second 6 Week Session
Instructor: 
Location: 
3109 ETCHEVERRY
Day & Time: 
MTuWTh 12-2P
CCN: 
52565
Units: 
4
  • This course satisfies the American Cultures Requirement.
  • This course examines how American society has changed since World War II.  The second half of the century saw the emergence of an international superpower, a new economy, suburbanization, the sunbelt, the civil rights movement, a political backlash, shifting gender roles, the decline of labor unions, and novel cultural forms. We will address all of these issues and more, while paying particular attention to how the experience of Americans living in the middle of the twentieth century was different from that of Americans living fifty years later.

    Course Books

    The Feminine Mystique by Friedan, Betty W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN: 978-0393346787 Required
    An Organizer's Tale: Speeches by Chavez, Cesar Penguin Classics . ISBN: 978-0143105268 Required
    Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? by King Jr., Martin Luther Beacon Press. ISBN: 978-0807000670 Required
    Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by LeBlanc, Adrian Nicole Scribner. ISBN: 978-0743254434 Required
    Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by LeBlanc, Adrian Nicole Scribner. ISBN: 978-0743254434 Required
    The Feminine Mystique by Friedan, Betty W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN: 978-0393346787 Required