15 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: HST6073, HST61012, HST61017

Aims/Description: The 1970s were a time of crisis for the United States. At home, as the postwar economic boom ended, demands for women's, black and gay equality coincided with social conservatism and free market ideologies. Abroad, in the wake of the Vietnam debacle, the United States faced new challenges to its global supremacy from a resurgent Soviet Union, rising powers, and the Third World. Was the 1970s a transformative decade? How did domestic and global events interact? We will address such questions and examine events which have shaped the contemporary United States and its relationship with the world.

Staff Contact: Beky Hasnip
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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