Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Nickerson, Michelle
Discipline and Number
HIST 4378 Section 002
TR Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title
Conservatism 20th Cent America

Description of Course:

This class introduces students to the social and intellectual history of the modern conservative movement. Lectures and reading examine its leading figures, movement trends, and culture. Topics include libertarianism, anti-communism, the Goldwater movement, Phyllis Schlafly and the STOP ERA campaign, the religious right, and Tea Party Mama Grizzlies. A significant portion of the classes will involve discussion and debate.

Required Texts:


Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

This class is directed at advanced undergraduates who are prepared for a reading- and writing-intensive experience. Previous coursework in a history or other classes that involved writing is a pre-requisite.

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