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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PHI                                     Course Number: 340                                    
Course Title: Utopian Thought
Subject: Philosophy
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Representations of ideal societies have played an important part in discussions of justice since Plato's Republic. This course will focus on some of the classical utopian (and dystopian) texts as well as on representative contemporary literary efforts in the utopian tradition. We will also examine some of the philosophical, literary, and historiographical analyses of utopian thought and of the social phenomena associated with it.

Prerequisite: PHI 231 and ENG 102 or permission of the instructor.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: