Apr 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Hill Book (Class of 2025) 
2021-2022 Hill Book (Class of 2025) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]

LC 206 - Learning Community: Depression, War & BOOM!

Four Credits
Offered Periodically

In this learning community students will explore the socio-economic experiences of the American family in the mid-twentieth century. Using a combination of economics, history and popular culture, students will role-play as families from varying social, economic, and racial or ethnic perspectives. Throughout the semester the students will present the changing landscape of the American family, in it varied demographics, as it was affected by economic changes, technological innovation, and evolving social mores, as well as by national and international events.   As we traverse the decades from the 1930’s through the 1960’s, covering the Great Depression, WWII, the post-war boom, and the Civil and Women’s Rights movements, students will see how these various changes affected our various family groups.   We will employ popular culture artifacts like music, movies and television contemporary to, or illustrative of, the times. This LC will include guest speakers and presentations from members of the local academic and music community.