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Academic Year 2005/2006
Sixties Politics: Lessons for the Present
SOC 341 FA
In many ways the political actions of the 1960s, world-wide, were as much a failure as a success. Most agree that social and global structures changed then. Few agree whether the changes were for the better or the worse.
Still, there are lessons to be learned from an era that has been called "revolutionary." This seminar will study the history of the 1960s in order to rethink the theory and practice of political action directed toward
social change in the 2000s.
Selected texts from THE SIXTIES PAPERS: DOCUMENTS OF A REBELLIOUS DECADE, including:
SDS, PORT HURON STATEMENT;
Casey Hayden & Mary King, SEX AND CASTE;
Malcolm X, BALLOT OR THE BULLET;
WRETCHED OF THE EARTH;
Ho Chi Minh, WE
Other texts to be announced.
Plus various secondary texts describing the global and domestic political situation in the 1960s.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
The major assignment will be to devise and write a "Port Huron Statement" for the 2000s. Also: group projects, weekly writing, and discussion. The class should not be taken by anyone not interested in political action
and ready to be engaged in serious
study of the past for the purpose of rethinking the future.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Participation, therefore, attendance is required, along with reader and writing (of which a good bit).
Gen Ed Area Dept:
SOC152 OR SOC151
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Lemert,Charles C.
- Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: PAC422;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 20)
- SR. major: 5 Jr. major: 5
- SR. non-major: 5 Jr. non-major: 5 SO: X FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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