Saturday, November 10, 2012
AMCRECENTLY LAUNCHED CLASS CENTERS ON CONSUMERISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE '60S AS SEEN THROUGH THE LENS OF THE AMC SERIES.
A professor at Chicago's Northwestern University apparently thinks that Mad Men is not just entertaining but also has educational value.
Michael Allen, an assistant professor of history, has created a course titled Consumerism and Social Change in Mad Men America, 1960-1965. Sixteen freshmen are enrolled the course, whose syllabus includes watching the first season of the AMC show, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.