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Spring 2013
Apr 23,2014
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LIBS 604 - U.S. IN A CHANGING WORLD
After World War II, American society, influenced by philosophical and psychological theories of liberty and self, wrestled with its new preeminence within the community of nations. Relatively soon, it had to consider first, increasing competition from Europe and Japan, then the collapse of the Soviet Union, and finally, the ascendancy of global economic agreements on investment and trade. Within the United States, internal conflict over racial equality (the Civil Rights Movement), foreign intervention (anti-war protests over Vietnam and Central America), gender equality (the Feminist movement), religious and family values, and a sustainable environment served to broaden conceptions of national and cultural loyalties. Students will be invited to link the internal conflicts with the larger, global structural changes, some consequences of which are escalating social class and ethnic strife. We will explore how modern America is affected by the increasing interdependence of nations and the consequent interactions of their cultures. A last objective will be to attempt to shape a vision about the appropriate future role of the United States in a world of changing economic, political, and socio-cultural forces.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Liberal Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MLS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Liberal Studies
      Non-Degree-MALS

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