Jul 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 455 - The 1950s: An American Cultural History

Survey of cultural and social trends found in the United States between 1945 and 1960; suburban and commercial development, the economic prosperity, changing gender roles, race, development of television, new musical genres and teenage culture. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define the cultural changes of the 1945-1960 era
  • Recognize and reconstruct the chronology of and significance of important events and people in U.S. cultural history between 1945 and 1960.
  • Interpret historical documents in the perspective of their time and place.
  • Identify how the cultural change is dependent on space, new technology and ideology.
  • Recognize patterns of change and understand  how fact selection influences interpretations of events

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