Oct 03, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
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US 291 Stocking Up for the End of Days

This University Seminar examines the historical and cultural influences behind humanity’s fascination with the end of the world through the analysis of Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic narratives of the 19th to 21st centuries. The narratives in this Cultural Legacies course, which include fiction, graphic novel, and films, will shed light on the cultural and historical factors that result in this phenomenon. Students will work with these texts and scholarly articles to compose papers which compare and contrast the social and psychological factors that contribute to this genre across different time periods and cultures. Students will also write to discover, presenting and defending a hypothesis about humanities fascination with this topic.