HIS 125 Modern U.S. History Through Popular Culture, 3 credits

This course studies the history of the modern United States through the lens of popular culture, an increasingly influential force in American life. Situating the U.S. in a global context, emphasis is placed on political, economic, social, and intellectual themes as students examine how Americans coped at home and abroad with the wider world. Students will work with a wide range of popular culture--including film, television, music, and literature, among others--as primary documents.