RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2022, Section 012 - At the End of the World: Apocalypse & Beyond
Instruction Mode: Section 012 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

To be a citizen of the modern world, to be alive right now, might mean being always aware, on some level, of the possibility of that world (as we know it) ending.  And yet, ideas about the end of the world have hovered on the horizon of human imagination for a long time, and taken many forms, from dystopian visions of pure catastrophe to longed-for transformations.

 

In this course, we will explore a range of literary representations of “apocalypse” from the past century, from realist to speculative fiction—from war, to climate collapse, to zombies—much of it unavoidably inflected by our current experiences of the pandemic, climate crisis, racist violence, and political upheaval.  Developing our ideas about literary approaches to the idea of apocalypse will serve as our foundation for cultivating and practicing the kind of sophisticated analysis and argumentation required in college-level writing.

 

Readings will primarily consist of short stories, novels, and related texts (the occasional poem, film, folkloric tale, or article); novels might include Emily St. John Mandel’s post-pandemic Station Eleven, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. The primary work of the course will be excellent preparation and active class participation, thoughtful attention to multiple writing assignments (essays, revisions, and related exercises), and a commitment to giving helpful feedback to your peers.

Schedule

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
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001 (SEM)
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TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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002 (SEM)
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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003 (SEM)
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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004 (SEM)
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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006 (SEM)
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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007 (SEM)
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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008 (SEM)
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25439
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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009 (SEM)
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21002
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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010 (SEM)
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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011 (SEM)
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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012 (SEM)
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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013 (SEM)
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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014 (SEM)
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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015 (SEM)
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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016 (SEM)
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.

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