21H.211 The United States in the Nuclear Age


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Examines the culture that developed in the US during the early years of the Cold War, at the dawn of the nuclear age. Topics include new family structures and civil defense strategies that emerged in response to the promise and perils of nuclear power; the role of anxiety and insecurity in transforming American politics and psychology; the development of computing technology and the changes it brought to American workspaces; the social impacts of space exploration, suburbanization, and the construction of highways and shopping malls; and new models used by social scientists and other experts to predict human behavior and the future.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.211 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by C. Horan.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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