CORC 3117 From Utopia to Dystopia

3 hours; 3 credits

Exploration of the origins and development of the idea of the perfect society (utopia) including examples of ones that have gone terribly wrong (dystopias). Focus will be on historical, philosophical, and literary material. Readings to include such authors as Aristophanes, Plato, Bacon, More, Butler, Orwell, and Weston. Satisfies Pathways College Option requirement.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

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