HUM 260-C01 Utopian Literature, Thought and Experiment
Alex MacDonald CRN 31686 TR 1130-1245
Humanities 260 offers an introduction to the history of utopian literature, from ancient myths about golden ages to the latest dystopian novels and films. English majors who take the course may count it as an English elective. Textbooks for Fall 2017 will be Thomas More's Utopia, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, and a third work to be chosen by each student from an extensive list of utopian novels and film adaptations. The course will consider some examples of utopian thought in constitutional documents and advertising. We'll also consider some examples of utopian experiments in the form of intentional communities and city planning, in Saskatchewan and elsewhere.