Course Description

MIT 3218G-001 (Winter 2018)   Technology, Democracy, and Postwar America

Instructor: W. Steele

Course Description
From Trinity to Postmodernity, from the culture of containment to the contamination of culture, this course explores not only the history of America after WWII, but also the impact of the Atom Bomb, the Cold War, and their continuing influence on the formation of American ideology and identity. Using the twin themes of confinement and resistance, the course will focus primarily on media such as literature and film, but will also consider representative examples from journalism, the visual arts, and architecture.

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.