Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Environmental Humanities
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
83889 EHU 167M CLIMATE FUTURES Fall 2018 4.0 Closed
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
Section Cap     
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required [P] Open to First year only
Final Exam Schedule: LCHAS 161 on 1217 at 0830
Description: Glacier ruins, extreme weather, rising sea levels, an ice age, and no polar bears. As artists, writers, filmmakers, and journalists work to make the often imperceptible transformations wrought by climate change visible to the public, they deploy imagery, narratives, frames, and aesthetic strategies. This course examines visions of the future produced by climate change through studies of literature, film, art, and pop culture. Topics to be studied include philosophical approaches to the Anthropocene (a new geologic era proposed by scientists), strategies deployed by documentary and Hollywood film, and a new works of "climate fiction." A central concern of this course is the relationship between science and the humanities in the understanding the environment. What are the roles of memory and imagination in the struggle to deal with the warming of the earth? Can the humanities save the planet? If climate change is unstoppable, how do we imagine what comes next?
Clusters: H1EHU001, H1FMS002, N1SUS001