Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Course Description

GLS 529: Cultural Images of America in the 50s

Instructor: Mike Wentworth

An interdisciplinary examination of the United States in the 1950s from a variety of socio-cultural perspectives, with a focus upon such topics as fashion, automotive design, food and kitchen technology, roadside architecture, suburban development, consumerism, the nuclear family, the evolution of a distinctive youth culture, segregation, the "Red" scare, popular fads, and the popular media.

Last Update: February 6, 2012