ENG-1360 FYS: DYSTOPIA: Cautionary Tales of a Nightmarish Future

3 credits

Prerequisite: Open to first-year students only.

Probing basic questions of human nature and society, dystopian (the worst of all possible worlds) literature and film reveal anxieties that remain chillingly applicable today. We will explore such issues as the self, alienation, freedom, complicity, citizenship, love, faith, sex, technology, and happiness through a variety of novels and films. This is a first-year seminar course and meets the First-Year Seminar requirement of the GECC.