Welcome to the Open University online course Sixties in the United States (5 ECTS)!
“Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs Invasion… Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again.” From JFK to Woodstock via Selma and Saigon, this course examines the 1960s as the pivotal decade in modern United States history. Topics will range from social phenomenon such as changes in family structure and consumer culture to cultural transformations like the student movement and the struggle for civil rights to political developments, including the rise of movement conservatism and the Vietnam War. Appreciating the contested character of the sixties, we will discuss the decade as a time of both progress and decline.
Teacher: FM Oscar Winberg
Student work and examination: The course is offered as an online course, employing a variety of recorded lectures, digital materials, online readings and assignments.
Learning objectives: Upon completion of the course, students are expected to show an understanding of the main themes of 1960s U.S. history and the importance of the sixties in modern history. Students will also be capable of critical readings of relevant historical source material and able to develop coherent historical arguments.
Fees: Those studying within the Open University are charged a study fee of 50 €/term by the Centre for Lifelong Learning. Those registered as undergraduates or exchange students at Åbo Akademi University or any other university in Finland are exempt from this fee. If you register for a course but do change your mind about participating in it you must cancel your registration no later than three (3) working days before the course is due to start, or else you will have to pay an annulment fine of 20€. Undergraduate students at Åbo Akademi University are exempt from the Open University fee, but not from the annulment fine!
Last date of registration: 22.5.2020: https://web.abo.fi/fc/anmalningsdb/