College Of Arts And Sciences | The Literature of the '60s
S103 | 0218 | Ziegler, C.
Bob Dylan accurately characterized the 60's when he wrote “The Times
They Are a Changin,” and those who were making the changes were
students. Questioning the authority of parents, teachers, clergy,
police, and government officials was standard practice as young
adults experimented with drugs, redefined standards of sexual
relationships, questioned university academic policies, supported
racial equality, and protested the government’s involvement in
Vietnam. In this course we will explore the changing times of the
60’s through works of literature, including On the Road, Electric
Kool-Aid Acid Test, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Fire Next Time,
The Bell Jar, Goodbye Columbus, The Things They Carried, Dispatches,
and Everything We Had!