Academic Catalog 2019-20

HIST 3160 Lyndon B. Johnson: American Icarus

History is the discipline of selecting, analyzing, and writing about the past. This multi-media course examines the life and times of Lyndon B. Johnson. After surveying L.B.J.’s youth, his career in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and his years as vice president, our focus turns to the Johnson Presidency and the turbulent 1960s: the Cold War; L.B.J.’s domestic agenda; the Civil Rights movement; the 1964 presidential election; the Vietnam War; the Counterculture; the struggles between political liberalism and conservatism; and the upheavals of the year 1968. This course makes ample use of photographs, slides, music, film, and video to examine the life of Lyndon B. Johnson.


1.00 unit