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Courses - Summer 2019
HIST
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HIST328E
Selected Topics in History; The Politics of the Apocalypse: Imagining the World's End in Modern Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course will explore apocalyptic concerns in the modern era, focusing on three different, but increasingly interconnected, domains: religion, politics, and technology. Thinking about the "apocalypse," armageddon, "the end of days" - these are concepts that have developed in and through history, imagining a certain vision of humankind's end on earth. By exploring apocalyptic thinking, then, this course will also challenge students to see history itself as a bone of contention, a subject of interpretation, rather than a fixed story of progress toward a predetermined end.