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Lost World/New World: Literature and the Anthropocene (FYS)
Fall 2018 not offered

The world we live in today is lost. Within a few decades, we will be living in a radically transformed, radically new world: hotter, more chaotic, with wilder weather and higher seas. How do we make sense of this change? How have humans used literature to try to understand climate change in the past? In this course, we will track "lost worlds" and "new worlds" from ancient Sumeria to 17th-century England to the intergalactic future, thinking throughout about how these texts might inform our history while enlightening our contemporary predicament.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on SEP-27-2023
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