Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
HST 371 The 1960s in Europe
4 hours; 4 credits
An examination of the 1960s in Europe, the turbulent and transformative period between the era of decolonization in the 1950s and the descent into economic and political stagnation in the 1970s. In the course of a decade, the seemingly conformist and unchanging societies of the immediate post-Second World War period were shaken by social and political rebellion, leading to the brink of revolution in 1968 and far-reaching transformations in daily life. We will consider the impact of consumer society, sexual liberation, the student rebellions, the rise of feminism, the revolts of 1968 in both East and West, the failure of reform in the Communist Bloc, and the descent of political revolution into terrorism. For History majors and minors, this is designated as a Modern European history course.
Prerequisites: Any 200-level history course and ENG 151
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