HS-246 : History of Utopias: Utopia/Dystopia/ Science Fiction

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
History
Subject:
History
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
An examination of classical and modern utopian visions and movements in the context of U.S., European, and non-Western history. Utopia can be defined as an imaginative construction of a whole society. Can utopia be theorized as a vision of the future, or a record of the past? Are all utopias politically progressive? The course makes use of historical texts, films, and literature. 3 credits FULFILLS HISTORY LAI REQUIREMENT.