HTY 468: America Since 1945

Instructor: Professor Nathan Godfried

Days/Time:  MWF, 11:00-11:50

Course number: 42011

Location: Stevens Hall 155

Description: This course examines significant political, economic, and social themes and developments in the history of the United States during the Cold War era.  It analyzes the continuities and contradictions in America’s democratic and capitalist society, with attention to the evolving relationships among the state, the corporate sector, and various socio-economic classes.  Through lectures, readings, discussions, movies, and primary sources, students will explore Cold War liberalism, McCarthyism, neoliberalism and the New Right, popular culture, global hegemony, and the civil rights, feminist, and labor movements.

Prerequisites:  HTY 104 or permission.

General Education Requirements:  Satisfies the Western Cultural Tradition requirement.