HIST-355   American Intellectual History

A study of the rival systems of ideas and values?liberal, radical, and conservative?that came into conflict in the 1960s and ?70s as evidenced in Hollywood movies of the era. Since the film industry was undergoing its own overhaul during these years, this episode provides an exemplary case study in the interaction of art and life, of ideas and context, and of cultural products and their audiences. The course will conclude by considering how these contentions led into the ?culture wars? that beset the United States to the present. This course is cross-listed with CAS 395 and is eligible for concurrent registration with History 394.