Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Environmental Humanities
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
85773 EHU 240 Environmental Apocalypse and the Anthropocene Fall 2017 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
10
Total Cap     
10
Cross Listed: EHU 240 (P), ENG 267, FMS 274B
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Description: This course will ​study the ​end of the world in literature, film, new media, and critical/cultural theory, emphasizing ​the new geological epoch ​of the Anthropocene. Topics to be studied a range of dissolutions of nature/culture distinctions in the Anthropocene ​and the anxiety and promises therein. We will investigate how artists, theorists, and writers represent mass extinction, fertility crises, ​superstorms, climate change, genetic engineering, post-humanism, ​and ​environmental apocalypse. Fiction to be studied includes Cormac McCarthy's ​The Road, Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Ian McEwan’s Solar, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, and Amitav Ghosh’s Hungry Tide. Films include Mad Max: Fury Road, Snowpiercer, Children of Men, Wall.E, Day After Tomorrow, ​and Beasts of the Southern Wild​.