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HUMA 401 (2ON) - Introduction to the Humanities

Intro Humanities/Zombies

Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: January 2018 - January Term - online (12/27/2017 - 01/19/2018)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 30145
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the humanities. Taking as its entry point a significant work, the course is organized by topics related to that work, selected and arranged to invoke lively intellectual debate among faculty and students alike. Group lectures by the four core humanities faculty members. The instructors teaching the course will provide material for smaller weekly discussion sections led by each of those faculty members. Requirements include lively discussions, papers, and examinations. Not repeatable.
Section Comments: Full title: Inroduction to Humanities/The Dead Among Us: Culture and Zombies Online course; no campus visits required.
Equivalent(s): HUMA 401W
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Ann Zimo
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
12/27/2017 1/19/2018 Hours Arranged ONLINE
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Zombies and Culture

From Ancient Greece and Medieval Europe, to 19th-century Haiti and the modern United States, the living dead have been a subject of deep concern and fascination among the living. Zombies, the living dead, have perennially instilled fear among societies, due to their relentless aggression and uncanny human attributes, maintained even in death. Zombies are very much like us. In fact, in many respects, they ARE us; driven by similar desires, angers, and fears. The world of the living dead holds up a mirror to our own, revealing the cultural anxieties of a society in any given historical moment. Centered on the question “Why do we fear the living dead?” this online course investigates how the zombie phenomenon reflects the anxieties of western societies from antiquity to the present. We will examine accounts of the living dead from literature and film in order to better understand the role the living dead have played in western culture across the centuries both as an outlet and an expression of our culture's deepest fears.