Academics

POL 127M/327M Presidential Library Research

Course Description:

Students have the opportunity to conduct hands-on archival research in the John F. Kennedy presidential papers. Read the memos of JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy, Robert McNamara, and others as they deal with the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement, J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the creation of the Peace Corps, the beginning of the Space Race, and MUCH MORE! Includes plenty of opportunities to explore the many sights and experiences that Boston has to offer, including the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Freedom Trail, Harvard Square, MIT, the Charles River, Prudential Center, Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, and the fabulous Duck Tours! Also, we will be taking a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard, a magical adventure!

This course satisfies: Quill, SO, Upper-Level for 327, and “S” Course Spring Requirement.

Instructor(s):

Dr. Sandy Hulme

Location(s):

Boston, MA

Prerequisite(s):

None.

Course Fee:

Approx. $1,740.

Limit:

12