UCSC 2013: JFK Assassination

In the fall 2013 quarter at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Daniel Sheehan taught a class on the theories of the JFK assassination, one of the first courses of its kind ever taught.  Starting with the Warren commission report and the official government position, Sheehan outlines in extensive detail the nine major theories as to who was really behind the assassination.

Online reference and syllabus materials can be found below the videos.

VIDEO LINKS
Oct. 1: The Historical Perspective
JFK #2: The Historical Perspective

Oct. 3: Critical Thinking
JFK #3: Critical Thinking

Oct. 8: Oswald, the Lone Gunman
JFK #4: Oswald, the Lone Gunman

Oct. 10: Warren Commission Report
JFK #5: Warren Comission Report

Oct. 10: Discussion
Oct. 15: Challenges to “Lone Gunman” Theory
JFK #6: Challenges to "Lone Gunman" Theory

Oct. 17: The Later Discovered Facts That Challenge the Lone Gunman Theory
JFK #7: The Later Discovered Facts That Challenge the Lone Gunman Theory

Oct. 22: Undisputed Facts
JFK #8: Undisputed Facts

Oct. 24: The Still-Controversial Facts that Point Toward an Alternate Explanation
JFK #9: The Still-Controversial Facts that Point Toward an Alternate Explanation

Oct. 24: Discussion
JFK #9 Discussion: Narrative set forth by House Select Committee on Assasinations

Oct. 29: Select Committee on Assassination, Cuban Exiles and Organized Crime (Greg)
JFK #10: Select Committee on Assasinations (Greg Smith Lecture)

Oct. 31: The Mob Killed JFK
JFK #11: The Mob Killed JFK

Nov. 5: Garrison Investigation and Oliver Stone
JFK # 12: Nov. 5, Garrison Investigation and Oliver Stone

Nov. 7: The Torbitt Document- Johnson, Hoover,  and the F.B.I.
JFK #13: The Torbitt Document- Johnson, Hoover, and the F.B.I.

Nov. 14: The S-Force, Santos Trafficante, and Richard Helms within the C.I.A.
JFK #14, 15: The S-Force, Santos Trafficante, and Richard Helms within the C.I.A.

Nov. 19: The C.I.A. As an Institution Did It
JFK #16: The C.I.A. As an Institution

Nov. 21: Theory #9- 7 Days in May- Joint Chiefs of Staff Coup (Nov. 21, 2013, one day before the 50th anniversary)
JFK #17: Daniel Sheehan and Alternative Theories of the JFK Assassination Nov. 21, 2013

Nov. 26: Opening onto the “Rulers of the Ream” thesis
JFK #18: Nov 26 2013

ONLINE REFERENCE MATERIAL

5 page syllabus

19 page syllabus

146 page syllabus

The Cast of Characters

Chronology

Evidence as a Multidisciplinary Subject

The Study of Politics:  Logic, Approaches, Methods

JFK Conspiracy Theories at 50

Extended Chronology