Dr. Strangelove’s America

Though technically over, the lasting effects of the Cold War on society can be seen throughout American society today in art, literature, music and even in movies. Linking three classes to create Dr. Strangelove’s America, students will earn 15 credits toward an associate degree, five each in History 111, Art Appreciation, and English 101.

Using a shared learning environment, students will examine art, literature and music of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s as reflections of the social and political climate during this turbulent time period. Through technically three different classes, instructors and students will work collaboratively throughout as a cohort, meeting for a seminar one day a week to research and explore together as a group.

“We’re excited to offer this style of class,” associate professor of fine arts Liz Frey explained. “It’s an opportunity to delve deeper into a fascinating time in history and explore a wider perspective with students. The collaborative community classroom setting has also shown beneficial to students in retention, comprehension and success.”
For more information visit centralia.edu or call 360-736-9391, ext. 206.

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