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"I think we have a fascination with what we didn't live through," said Katie Dowd, a senior English major. "It's particularly interesting to our generation because our parents lived through it."
Katie Dowd and her roommate began the student run class as a way to look at the deeper meanings and social structure of an era filled with turmoil and social upheaval.
Each week the class analysis the latest episodes. They focus on themes and topics such as racism, sexism, marriage, women in the workplace, social class, and family dynamics.
"It's not predictable or formulaic," said Christian Bustus, an English major. "It doesn't feel like a show; it feels more like a long film. Yeah, there's sexism and racism in it, but we get it because we understand that that's the way it used to be."