Envisioning Apocalypse

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Film Studies
Course Number: 
320EA
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
With ever more dire news about our planetary future hitting the headlines regularly, what better time to look at how human beings past and present have envisioned the demise of the earth or our species? In this course we will study representations of apocalyptic futures from illuminated manuscripts, from illustrated poetry, and from science fiction films that waver between hope for escape and doomsday scenarios. Along the way we will also take seriously nonfiction representations of global crisis, analyzing how phenomena like climate change and galactic collision are represented across media forms, including infographics, visual models, digital memes, and documentary films.
Comments: 
This course is open to juniors and seniors; Prereq: FLMST-201 or FLMST-220MD.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
108709

Course Sections

Envisioning Apocalypse
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Hannah Goodwin hgoodwin@mtholyoke.edu W 01:30PM-04:20PM;M 07:15PM-09:15PM ;