HTY 468-0001: America Since 1945

Instructor: Godfried, Nathan

Days/Time: 9:00 – 9:50 AM

Location: Stevens 155

Course Number: 23799

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 a focus on 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, popular culture, global hegemony, and the civil rights, feminist, and labor movements, the New Right, and neoliberalism.

General Education Requirements:  Western Cultural Tradition