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Pitzer College    
  Dec 11, 2017
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 051 PZ -The Atomic Bomb in American Culture Since 1945

Institution: Claremont McKenna

Description: This course will examine the cultural implications of the continuing prospect of nuclear annihilation- something not present or even imaginable before Hiroshima. Topics to be considered include the motivations of the scientists who constructed the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos, the role of nuclear weaponry in the Red Scare of the 1950s and various visions of post-nuclear world in fiction. Sources will include secondary texts as well as a number of films.

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

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