Counterculture, The

Tamara Parnell
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 2:00 – 3:15 pm
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This course will examine political, social and cultural changes to the United States in the tumultuous decade of the 1960s through readings, discussions and a research project. It will begin by describing the consensus that existed in the 1950s and will explore such topics as: post-war United States, the Civil Rights Movement, the women’s movement and the war in Vietnam. Emphasis will be on the growth of the counterculture and the effects of the counterculture movement in arts, literature, music and politics.

Instructor Bio: 

Tamara Parnell earned her master's degree in History at Appalachian State.  History is her passion as is the archeology of the written word, her inspiration coming from seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark at age 10.  Her course on "The Counterculture" stems from both her love of history and her eight years of traveling with The Grateful Dead.  She spends most of her time reading current novels and learning of ancient civilizations. Though she spent many years out West, her heart resides in the Blue Ridge mountains and she has spent most of her life in Boone.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima

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