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CLAS 2117 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. (Not open to students who have completed Core Curriculum 3117.) 2017-2018: Satisfies Pathways College Option requirement.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

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