2 Credit Hours
The inevitable transformation of a community (whether large or small) is an ongoing, tricky operation. There must be a balance between freedom and law to avoid chaos in one direction and tyranny in the other. In this course, we will examine stories that depict a terrifying future in which this balance has become dangerously lopsided. The point is this: if we don't pay careful attention to the potential impact of the technological, political, cultural, or religious movements of our day, we could find ourselves suffocating under the power of something we never saw coming--but should have. Please note that this is a 2-credit course. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.