Sections: Brave New Worlds (Fall 2020 SC-101-Q)

SIMPSON COLLOQUIUM 101-Q Brave New Worlds
What does the future hold? Will individual freedom be crushed by an all-powerful government or a ruthless corporation? Will disease or medical experiments gone awry create a desperate society of biological haves and have-nots? Will technology enslave us - or distract us so much that we don't realize we're enslaved? All of these grim scenarios have been imagined by writers and filmmakers who created dystopias: fictional visions of a troubled world set somewhere in the near future. In this class, we will explore some of the classic dystopian visions of the 20th century, including Orwell's 1984 and Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. We will also examine how filmmakers have created dystopian visions in movies like V for Vendetta and Children of Men. As part of our exploration of dystopian worlds, students will have the opportunity to conceptualize, research, and create their own fictional dystopia. (CRITTHNK, WRITCOM)

Section Name: SC-101-Q
Departments: Simpson Colloquium
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Academic Level: Undergraduate
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CRITTHNK, WRITCOM

Credits: 4
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