HONR 2000E Honors Seminar: Utopias and Dystopias

(B) Bachelors
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(UDEN) Farquhar - Dean's Office
3 credits

This course focuses on the dual concepts of utopias and dystopias--ideal visions of society and nightmarish visions of society. Various manifestations of utopias and dystopias in literature, philosophy, film, and mythology will be focused on as students explore the desire of humans to conceive of an ideal society, as well as the advantages and dangers of such conceptions. Satisfies general education requirement in humanities. Prerequisite: Honors students only. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2007 (200820))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the qualities of utopian and dystopian civilizations.
  2. Explain the manifestation of these civilizations in literature, mythology, philosophy, and film.
  3. Explain the motivations, benefits, and disadvantages of conceiving of utopian society.
  4. Apply knowledge of utopian and dystopian ideas to illuminate cultural trends and influences.
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