HIST 1119

HIST 1119

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

In 2011, Time Magazine selected "the protestor" as its Person of the Year. But 2011 was not the only year associated with global dissent; 1968, arguably the pinnacle of 1960s radicalism, saw a wave of upheaval from Mexico City to Paris, China to Czechoslovakia, and even the Cornell campus. What made the year 1968 so explosive? What factors contributed to this outpouring of unrest in such a diverse range of places? And what perspective does this provide in understanding recent and ongoing events? This course draws on a wide range of sources including first-hand accounts, contemporary media reports, and scholarly analysis.  Writing assignments will include readings responses and argumentative analytical essays.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18295 HIST 1119   SEM 101

  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute