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Pitzer College    
  Feb 24, 2018
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FS 007 PZ -Utopias and Dystopias*

Institution: Pitzer

Description: Throughout history, writers have created ‘ideal societies’ to question their own cultures and to envision solutions or alternatives to pressing social concerns and problems. Sometimes these visions have galvanized social or political action, sometimes they have been rejected as dangerous. In this course, utopias and dystopias will be our entry into the cultures that produced them. We will explore critiques of economic and political systems, gender relations, sexuality, and modernity in texts from ca. 400 to the 1970s.  [C. Johnson, History, Gender and Feminist Studies, and Religious Studies]

Prerequisite(s): First-Year Seminars are required for all incoming freshman and do not have prerequisites.

Note(s): *This course includes an additional required hour of “global-local” programming each week.

First-Year seminars are not listed on the course schedule. Incoming students will be assigned to a first-year seminar and registered automatically.

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