HISTORY 396 - History Colloquium
Section: 101 Social and Political Activism in the 1960s and 1970s
Term: SP 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior and Senior HISTORY majors by permission only. HISTORY majors are required to elect HISTORY 396 or 397.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to the history of activism in the United States after WW II and it particularly emphasizes on the social and political movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Students will be asked to analyze the origins, strengths, weaknesses, and impact of various movements and the important connections between them. Students will draw from an edited collection that covers over twenty important social and political movements of the postwar period as well as from a few full length monographs. This class will also show numerous documentaries so that students might also have a visual history of this subject. Course grades are based primarily on papers. There is no midterm or final exam in this class, although there is a final typed essay of 8-10 pages. In this paper you will show your ability to create a well-defined thesis and to argue your points logically and smoothly based on the readings and documentaries you have been exposed to throughout the term.

HISTORY 396 - History Colloquium
Schedule Listing
101 (SEM)
3LSA Hist Majors- Jr or Sr Only
13LSA Jr>
TuTh 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: All sections of 396 are restricted to Jr. and/or Sr. History concentrators. Non-History concentrators may request an override after April 15--please contact Sheila at sheilaw@umich.edu.
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this course will use the textbook, SPEAKING OUT, and then you will read an assortment of full books (listed here) and articles (will be listed on your syllabus and you can access them through the library databases).
ISBN: 0691096112
Suburban warriors : the origins of the new american right, Author: Lisa McGirr., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2001
ISBN: 0807050318
Storming caesars palace : how black mothers fought their own war on poverty., Author: Annelise Orleck., Publisher: Beacon 2006
ISBN: 013194214X
Speaking out : activism and protest in the 1960s and 1970s, Publisher: Prentice Hall 2010
ISBN: 0520241959
!Raza si! !Guerra no! : chicano protest and patriotism during the Viet Nam war era, Author: Lorena Oropeza., Publisher: University of California Press 2005
ISBN: 0816648913
Chains of Babylon : the rise of Asian America, Author: Daryl J. Maeda., Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2009
ISBN: 0801488842
Whose Detroit? politics, labor, and race in a modern American city, Author: Heather Ann Thompson., Publisher: Cornell University Press 1. print. 2004
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