1. Readings
  2. Assignments


There are four books for purchase:

  1. Marcuse, Herbert. One Dimensional Man. Boston: Beacon Press, 1991. On Amazon

  2. Ross, Kristen. May ‘68 and Its Afterlives. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. On Amazon

  3. Walker, Gavin, editor. The Red Years: Theory, Politics, and Aesthetics in the Japanese ‘68. New York: Verso Books, 2020. On Amazon

  4. Zolov, Eric. Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. On Amazon


  1. Participation and Self-Evaluation. (15%)

    This course requires your active participation in book discussions and lecture. YOU MUST READ WEEKLY FOR THIS CLASS.

  2. Weekly Assignments. (35%)

    Each week, there will be some type of assignment designed to help you move along your research. These may include reading précis, outlines, bibliography work, research plans, primary source analyses, etc. Some of these are predetermined. Others, I will assign based on how the course is going and what your strengths and weaknesses seem to be. So, stay tuned!

  3. Final Paper. (50%)

    The paper to end all papers. Students will write a research paper of 4,500-6,000 words in length. The paper will have a formal bibliography. The topic will be of the student’s choosing, and will analyze broader social or cultural issues, such as gender, race, sport, class, invention, urbanity, work, youth, protest, etc. in the context of a Global 1968. Topics can be about the lead up to, the crisis, or the aftermath of 1968, conceived broadly. As such, topics cannot be exlusively about the United States, but must engage a global setting. Topic selection must also come with a primary source base that you can work with during the course of the semester.