AMST 228
North American Apocalyptic Thought Fall 2009
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed REL 228 / AMST 228
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Apocalyptic thought pervades much of contemporary American culture, whether among Protestant evangelicals, new religions, novelists and filmmakers, or even scientists and environmentalists who warn of ecological catastrophe and the deadly consequences of nuclear proliferation. This course will introduce, using historical, sociological, and philosophical accounts, how North Americans have thought about and continue to think about questions of the End, both in a cultural and in a personal sense.
The Class: Format: tutorial; each student will write and present orally, five 1,000-word essays every other week on the readings for the week and a final 2,000- to 2,500-word essay; students not presenting will be expected to critique their colleague's work
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1378
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based upon written work, critiques, and thoughtful participation
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
REL 228 Division II AMST 228 Division II
Attributes: REL North American Religions Courses

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