REL 227
Utopias and Americas
Last Offered Spring 2009
Division II
Cross-listed REL 227 / AMST 227 / LATS 227
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course considers the relationship between the imagination of utopias and the imagination of the lands and peoples in the Western hemisphere, though our main focus will be on the United States of America. We shall examine some significant utopian perspectives on the Americas, starting with Christopher Columbus’ 1500 description of the “new world” and concluding with late twentieth-century utopias like Aztl├ín as employed by the Chicana/o student movement in 1969.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 12
Class#: 3577
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, short weekly writing assignments, a 5-page midterm paper, and a 10- to 15-page final research paper examining an American utopia
Prerequisites: none
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
REL 227 Division II AMST 227 Division II LATS 227 Division II
Attributes: LATS Comparative Race + Ethnic Studies Electives
REL North American Religions Courses

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