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U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s - JMB178
Anglický název: U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s
Zajišťuje: Katedra severoamerických studií (23-KAS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2013 do 2015
Semestr: zimní
Body: 5
E-Kredity: 5
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 25 / 25 (32)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D.
Vyučující: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D.
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D. (04.10.2016)

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

This course aims to help students think critically about the events and overall impact of the ideas of the 1960s and 1970s on the United States. Students should foster and improve their analytical capabilities by questioning what they read rather than accepting the opinions of others at face value. All readings will be sent to students electronically.
Literatura -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D. (04.10.2016)

TEXTS

 

Bailey, Beth and Farber, David (eds.), America in the 70s, Lawrence, KS., 2004.

 

Berkowitz, Edward D., Something happened, New York, 2006.

 

Cowie, Jefferson, Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class, New York, 2010.

 

Hall, Simon, Peace and Freedom: The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements in the 1960s, Philadelphia, 2006.

 

Isserman, Maurice and Kazin, Michael, America divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, New York, 2008.

 

Klimke, Martin, The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties, Princeton, 2010.

 

Lytle, Mark Hamilton, America’s Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon, New York, 2006.

 

Monteith, Sharon, American Culture in the 1960s, Edinburgh, 2011.

 

O’Neill, William L., Coming Apart: An Informal History of America in the 1960s, Chicago, 2005.

 

Stanley, Richard T., The Psychedelic Sixties: A Social History of the United States, 1960-1969, Bloomington, 2013.

 

Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D. (04.10.2016)

The United States in the 1960s and 1970s: Cultural and Political Aspects

 

Course number: JMB178

 

Instructor: Doc. PhDr. Francis D. Raška, PhD.

 

Tel.: 732 309561

 

E-mail: francisraska@gmail.com  

 

Office hours: Tuesdays from 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM and Wednesdays from 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM in Office J3079.

 

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

 

This course aims to help students think critically about the events and overall impact of the ideas of the 1960s and 1970s on the United States. Students should foster and improve their analytical capabilities by questioning what they read rather than accepting the opinions of others at face value. All readings will be sent to students electronically.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES

 

Each student will be awarded a final mark at the end of the semester, which will be determined by three factors:

                                                            Class participation 30%

                                                            Term paper 50%

                                                            Oral examination 20%            

 

Students will be expected to read the assigned materials. Attendance in class and participation in class discussions are required and each student will be required to submit a term paper containing 8 to 10 double-spaced pages at the end of the semester. In order to avoid any problems, I will need to know term paper topics beforehand. During the first weeks of the course, we will agree as a group on the submission dates for the topics and the term papers themselves. If a student repeatedly fails to read the assigned materials and/or does not attend the course regularly, I reserve the right not to accept his/her term paper at the end of the term. This translates into “No work, no credit.” Past experience has taught me that, largely on account of other university requirements and responsibilities, students need help with time management and guidance in their work. Therefore, I have decided upon several courses of action. First, I will insist that students let me know how they are getting on with their work throughout the course of the semester. Second, some time will be spent during the first session(s) discussing what is expected in a term paper. Third, all students can expect to be examined orally on the topic of their term paper at the end of the term. Questions asked during individual examination sessions may involve the given term paper topic as well as the research methods employed. The utlilization of others’ ideas must be cited. Failure to cite the words and/or ideas of others constitutes plagiarism. The Faculty of Social Sciences has very severe penalties for plagiarism, including expulsion. I ask each of you to be very careful and make sure that you cite all sources consulted. It is in your interest. Finally, I would like to stress that, in order for the course to be successful, we need to work together as a group of dedicated, mature scholars whose members communicate constructively with one another. Let the festival of learning begin!

 

TEXTS

 

Bailey, Beth and Farber, David (eds.), America in the 70s, Lawrence, KS., 2004.

 

Berkowitz, Edward D., Something happened, New York, 2006.

 

Cowie, Jefferson, Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class, New York, 2010.

 

Hall, Simon, Peace and Freedom: The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements in the 1960s, Philadelphia, 2006.

 

Isserman, Maurice and Kazin, Michael, America divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, New York, 2008.

 

Klimke, Martin, The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties, Princeton, 2010.

 

Lytle, Mark Hamilton, America’s Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon, New York, 2006.

 

Monteith, Sharon, American Culture in the 1960s, Edinburgh, 2011.

 

O’Neill, William L., Coming Apart: An Informal History of America in the 1960s, Chicago, 2005.

 

Stanley, Richard T., The Psychedelic Sixties: A Social History of the United States, 1960-1969, Bloomington, 2013.

 

COURSE TOPICS AND ASSIGNED READINGS

 

Perspectives on 1960s “Idealism”

 

Readings:

1.     Monteith, Sharon, American Culture in the 1960s, pp. 1-36.

2.     Lytle, Mark Hamilton, America’s Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon, pp. 72-140.

3.     Isserman, Maurice and Kazin, Michael, America divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, pp. 1-66.

 

Vietnam and the Anti-War Movement

 

Readings:

4.    O’Neill, William L., Coming Apart: An Informal History of America in      

       the 1960s, pp. 319-354.

5.     Hall, Simon, Peace and Freedom: The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements in the 1960s, pp. 141-166. 

      

 

Social and Cultural Radicalism in the 1960s

 

Readings:

6.      Stanley, Richard T., The Psychedelic Sixties: A Social History of the United States, pp. 65-126.

7.      Klimke, Martin, The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties, pp. 10-74.

 

 

Unpleasant Hangover: The Early to Mid-1970s

 

Readings:

8.      Bailey, Beth and Farber, David (eds.), America in the 70s, pp. 1-28.

9.      Berkowitz, Edward D., Something happened, pp. 1-103.

 

Desperate Times: The United States during Jimmy Carter’s Presidency

 

Readings:

10.   Berkowitz, Edward D., Something happened, pp. 104-177.

11.   Cowie, Jefferson, Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class, pp. 313-369.

 
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