First Year Seminar (AH)
It Came from the `80s: Politics and Popular Cultur
First Year Seminar
Arts and Humanities (GEP)
Arts and Humanities (GFR)
First-Year Seminars are open to all students in their first year at UMBC.
Course Description: The 1980s saw the rise of modern conservatism with the election of Ronald Reagan, the end of the Cold War, and a vast expansion in consumer culture. All of these changes were reflected and influenced by the popular culture of the 1980s in film, television, and music. This course examines the political, social, and cultural changes of the 1980s, and the way these changes were portrayed and even shaped by the popular culture of the decade. Students will choose a historical event from the 1980s and examine how popular culture interpreted the event, often in contrast with the views and valuations of historians.
Univ of MD, Baltimore County