MIT OpenCourseWare
  • OCW home
  • Course List
  • about OCW
  • Help
  • Feedback
  • Support MIT OCW

21H.131 America in the Nuclear Age, Fall 2000

Glenn T. Seaborg, discoverer of plutonium and Chairman of the AEC, 1961 to 1971.
Glenn T. Seaborg, discoverer of plutonium and Chairman of the AEC, 1961 to 1971. (Image courtesy of the U.S. DOE Openness: Human Radiation Experiments site.)

Highlights of this Course

guide to writing papers and all assignments are features of this course.

Course Description

This course examines the American experience at home and abroad from Pearl Harbor to the end of the Cold War. Topics include: America's role as global superpower, foreign and domestic anticommunism, social movements of left and right, suburbanization, and popular culture.
 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Meg Jacobs

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate

Additional Features

Download this course

Feedback

Send feedback about OCW or this course.