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HIST 256: United States Political History, 1960-Present

Term: Spring

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F3 F8

Major Requirement: History of United States
What was the lasting legacy of “The Sixties”? What was the “Reagan Revolution”? How did liberalism, one of the dominant ideologies
of the 20th century America, get transformed into the “L” word in current political debates? This course will attempt to answer these and
other questions surrounding modern American political history. Along with the emergence of the New Left and the New Right, students
will examine the influence of race in political debates, the arguments over the size and scope of American government, and the direction
of American politics in the 21st century. (Course offered in alternate years, scheduled for 2013-2014.)

Prerequisites: none.