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ENGL 364 Utopian Thought in the Western World (CORE—Western Civilization)

Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of the Aesthetic Appreciation/Literature requirement or ENGL 210, ENGL 222, or ENGL 223 or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—odd years/4 credits)

A study of utopian thought from Plato's Republic through contemporary science fiction. Texts may include St. Augustine’s City of God, The Rule of St. Benedict, Campanella's City of the Sun, More's Utopia, Bellamy's Looking Backward, Gilman's Herland, Huxley's Brave New World, as well as films such as Gattaca and Minority Report. The course will also include a study of experimental utopian communities.