HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Section: 006 The Politics of Dystopia: From 1984 to the Hunger Games
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Credits:
1
Other:
Honors, Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
25
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/25/17 - 11/27/17. (Drop/Add deadline=10/09/17.).
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year standing in the Honors Program.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In 1949, George Orwell’s famous novel introduced the world to Big Brother, Newspeak and the Thought Police; today, nearly 70 years later, these phrases have become familiar political buzzwords. Not only does Nineteen Eighty-Four constitute one of the most celebrated and widely-read works of the 20th century, it carries a lasting political and social weight. Today, the dystopian genre is everywhere – it has transcended prose, and is a popular theme in television, film and even music. From young adult series such as The Hunger Games and Divergent to popular television shows like Westworld and Black Mirror to video game series like Fallout, dystopia is arguably more popular than ever. This course will focus on two central questions that arise from this phenomenon – first, why is the genre so popular in the current political climate? Second, how has the genre evolved or stayed the same since the middle of the 20th century?

HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
16541
Open
6
6LSA Hnrs Y1
-
F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/29 through 12/1 with no class on 11/24.
002 (SEM)
P
18059
Open
1
3LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/28 through 11/30 with no class on 11/23.
003 (SEM)
P
16542
Open
1
6LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/28 through 11/30 with no class on 11/23.
004 (SEM)
P
16543
Open
3
4LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/27 through 11/29.
005 (SEM)
P
17054
Closed
0
1LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/26 through 11/28 with no class on 10/17 due to fall break.
006 (SEM)
P
23727
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/25 through 11/27 with no class on 10/16 due to fall break.
007 (SEM)
P
17610
Open
4
4LSA Hnrs Y1
-
M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/25 through 11/27 with no class on 10/16 due to fall break.
008 (SEM)
P
18060
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/28 through 11/30 with no class on 11/23.
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