AMST 228
North American Apocalyptic Thought Spring 2015
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed AMST 228 / REL 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#: 3737
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based upon written work, critiques, and thoughtful participation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST 228 Division II REL 228 Division II
Attributes: AMST Space and Place Electives
REL North American Religions Courses

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