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HUM 1131 The Search for Utopia

The Search for Utopia is a survey of humanity's search for the ideal society from ancient times to the modern age. It examines various utopian ideas and practices that have changed world communities and compares Western utopian traditions with Eastern perceptions of the perfect society.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Humanities
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Demonstrate awareness of the influence of utopianism in history and literature.
  • Analyze and evaluate opposing views as an exercise in critical thinking skills.
  • Apply critical thinking to create written essays, book reviews and/or research papers on selected topics in the utopian philosophy.
  • Analyze, compare and contrast eastern and western utopian philosophies in order to achieve a global perspective.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3