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US Student Activism in the Long 1960s

Explores why the 1960s witnessed the greatest upsurge of student activism in American
history. Assesses student movements’ impact on race and gender relations, US foreign policy, free speech,
and the university. The backlash against Left student activism from anti-radical politicians, the FBI, and
CIA will be probed, as will the rise of conservative student activism. Examines debates over the meaning
and legacies of this turbulent era’s youth revolt. Liberal Arts Core/CORE Equivalent- satisfies the
requirement for Societies and Social Sciences.

Course #
HSED-UE 1029
Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities
Liberal Arts Core
Societies and the Social Sciences