HIST 200 F - Intro Hist Interpretation
Through the careful examination of a specific topic or theme, this course provides a thorough introduction to historical interpretation. Particular attention will be devoted to research strategies, writing practices, handling primary and secondary sources, and the analysis of historiography. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Class Schedule Information: Topics will be listed in the department's course guide at http://www.history.illinois.edu.
Topic: U.S. Cultural History Since 1968 Description: This course examines the history of the United States in the decades following the social upheavals of the late 1960s, through the lens of popular culture. How did U.S. social and political movements -- both left and right -- engage with and shape the world of popular culture- How did key changes in the culture industries -- film, television, sports, music, etc. -- intersect with broader developments in recent U.S. history- How has popular culture shaped the place of the United States in the world over the last fifty years- Over the course of the semester students will learn how to work with a variety of primary and secondary sources, and will have the opportunity to develop their own critical voices as scholars of cultural history.
Option 1Number of Required Visit(s): 0
Course Level: Undergraduate