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HIST 3339 History of the Future

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3 hours; 3 credits

Perceptions and visions of the future in Western culture from the scientific revolution to present as developed through science fiction, utopian literature, world?s fairs, movies, and the field of future studies. Major themes include science and technology, socialism, war, cities, the environment, and the relationship between history and prophecy.


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