HISTORY

HIST-288
Oliver Stone's America (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Director Oliver Stone's influence on popular views of recent U.S. history has raised important questions about artistic license, the nature and uses of historical evidence, and the shaping of popular historical consciousness. This course addresses these issues while assessing both scholarly opinion and popular beliefs about the Kennedy assassination, the Vietnam War and antiwar movement, the 1960s counterculture, Watergate, U.S. policy in Central America, the 1980s capitalistic culture, and 9/11 and the presidency of George W. Bush. Usually offered every fall.