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Jeanette M. Sanchez
B CUSP 104
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core I: The Arts

Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation, and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Offered: A.

Class description

Why are there so many zombie movies and what do they tell us about the human experience? This course will explore these and other cultural productions that point to a devastating end of the world to uncover the ways social relations interact with our fear of the apocalypse. Beginning with the horror films of George A. Romero, we will systematically explore the constructions of the apocalypse and address how historical assumptions of gender, race, class, and sexuality, have profoundly shaped how we come to understand human demise and therefore human existence. Drawing on popular, academic, and human rights literature, we will examine the facts and fictions that go into the constructions of the apocalypse and the analytical tools we can use to discern them. The course constitutes an introduction to international human rights and performance theory.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jeanette M. Sanchez
Date: 07/21/2010