AMST 228 Fall 2012 North American Apocalyptic Thought (W)

Cross Listed as REL228
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.
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
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based upon written work, critiques, and thoughtful participation
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Prerequisites: none; open to all
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Divisional Attributes: Division II, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: REL North American Religions Courses
Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 1677
AMST228-T1(F) TUT North Amer Apocalyptic Thought (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Glenn W. Shuck
TBA 1677
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