First Year Seminar (AH)
Session
Regular Academic Session
Class Number
1233
Career
Undergraduate
Units
4 units
Grading
Graded
Topic
It Came from the `80s: Politics and Popular Cultur
Class Attributes
First Year Seminar
Arts and Humanities (GEP)
Arts and Humanities (GFR)
Notes
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.
Class Actions
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Class Details
Instructor(s)
Jeremy Spahr
Meets
TuTh 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Dates
08/28/2019 - 12/11/2019
Room
Sherman Hall 109
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Discussion Required, Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
19
Seats Open
1
Class Capacity
20
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
5