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.
Oct. 1: The Historical Perspective
Oct. 3: Critical Thinking
Oct. 8: Oswald, the Lone Gunman
Oct. 10: Warren Commission Report
Oct. 10: Discussion
Oct. 15: Challenges to “Lone Gunman” Theory
Oct. 22: Undisputed Facts
Oct. 24: The Still-Controversial Facts that Point Toward an Alternate Explanation
Oct. 24: Discussion
Oct. 29: Select Committee on Assassination, Cuban Exiles and Organized Crime (Greg)
Oct. 31: The Mob Killed JFK
Nov. 5: Garrison Investigation and Oliver Stone
Nov. 7: 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.
Nov. 19: The C.I.A. As an Institution Did It
Nov. 21: Theory #9- 7 Days in May- Joint Chiefs of Staff Coup (Nov. 21, 2013, one day before the 50th anniversary)
Nov. 26: Opening onto the “Rulers of the Ream” thesis
ONLINE REFERENCE MATERIAL
‘Rulers of the Realm’ Relational Database
5 page syllabus
19 page syllabus
146 page syllabus
The Cast of Characters
Evidence as a Multidisciplinary Subject
The Study of Politics: Logic, Approaches, Methods
JFK Conspiracy Theories at 50