AMCULT 208 - Post World War II American Sub-Cultural Movements: Beatniks, Hippies, and Punks
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course looks at the beatnik, hippie, and punk movements in America to introduce the concepts of sub- and counter-cultures, issues of cultural diversity, and the function of such groups as folk cultures. By tracing the history of each group the course investigates how these twentieth-century American secondary cultures responded to the traditional, or dominant, culture. We also consider how each group, despite radical appearances, drew upon a host of traditional cultural tools and processes to create their own communities. Investigating the economic, political, social, cultural, and technological events that surrounded the creation of these groups, the course draws a distinction between sub-cultures and counter-cultures, as well as defines the manner in which each may function as a folk culture. It deals specifically with cultural identification and definition.

Intended audience:Undergraduates in general.

Course Requirements:3 quizzes, midterm, final exam, 3 reaction papers

Class Format:Students are expected to attend two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour discussion per week.

AMCULT 208 - Post World War II American Sub-Cultural Movements: Beatniks, Hippies, and Punks
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007).
002 (DIS)
7Fr or So
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
6Fr or So
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
4Fr or So
Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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