OSHR 1164 - The U.S. in the 1950s

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

This course will examine the decade of the 1950s in the U.S. and will suggest answers to some of the key questions about that period.

Since Dwight Eisenhower was one of the most popular presidents in U.S. history, why didn’t Eisenhower Republicanism survive beyond that decade? Why was the U.S.unable to win the Korean War? What led to the emergence of McCarthyism and what effect did it have on American society? Why did the civil rights movement erupt in the 1950s? Why is the decade that gave us rock and roll music remembered for its cultural conservatism?

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.