Apocalypse How: Crisis And Optimism in The 21st Century


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INSTRUCTOR: Garrett Pierman

SECTION: U42

SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Thursday 2:00PM – 3:15PM

Course Description


In this course, students will examine some of the critical threats facing the human species. Particularly, the course explores the potential downsides of technology, nuclear proliferation, and climate shift. In that exploration, we examine these problems through not only standard academic works, but through the arts. Students will be tasked with analyzing these problems in detail, thinking towards innovative solutions aimed at improving our odds of species survival. In their final projects, students will offer their own diagnoses and solutions to some of the vital problems facing humanity today.