Dec 08, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020
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SOC 110 - Understanding the Apocalypse


4 credit(s)
Will introduce foundational sociological concepts through the examination of various social narratives that comprise apocalypse discourse. To this aim, this course will examine various apocalypse scenarios as extensions of the key sociological variables of race, sexuality, class, ethnicity, gender, religion, and a variety of intersectionalities. Apocalypse narratives have been a part of human civilization for millennia and are firmly grounded within a cultural milieu. Our goal during our time together will be to examine these narratives, and analyze them within a historical/cultural context. Major apocalypse scenarios will be investigated, including: zombies, technology (rise of artificial intelligence, Y2K), plagues, nuclear weapons, global warming, and extraterrestrial phenomena (meteors, aliens).
Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Social Systems and Human Behavior.



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