This course explores utopian thought and its relation to Western society. The history of utopian literature and imagery is examined through a reading of the genre's leading proponents, including Plato, More, Bacon, Swift, Butler, Orwell, and Huxley. Questions pertaining to the political context of utopian literature, evolving historical trends in utopian thought, and the relationship between the utopian impulse and the human condition are entertained as well. Seminar: Three hours a week. 06-09-2018-29-11-2018 Seminar Tuesday, Thursday 02:30PM - 03:45PM, SDU Main Bldg, Room 508