Courses: The Long 1960's (HISTB156001)

Spring 2012

Class Number: 1176
The 1960s has had a powerful effect on recent US History. But what was it exactly? How long did it last? And what do we really mean when we say “The Sixties?” This term has become so potent and loaded for so many people from all sides of the political spectrum that it’s almost impossible to separate fact from fiction; myth from memory. We are all the inheritors of this intense period in American history but our inheritance is neither simple nor entirely clear. Our task this semester is to try to pull apart the meaning as well as the legend and attempt to figure out what “The Sixties” is (and what it isn’t) and try to assess its long term impact on American society.
Div: I or III; Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP), Critical Interpretation (CI); Haverford: Social Science (SO)
Enrollment Limit: 15; Freshmen Spaces: 5; Enrollment Criteria:
Freshman; Sophmore; Lottery; First & Second year only;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1176 Div: I or III; IPCI ; SO

Department

History (Web site)

Taught By

Ullman,Sharon R.

Location

Bryn Mawr, CARP25

Meeting Times

TTH 2:15pm-3:45pm