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Each week, in this on-going class students will learn about a different dystopian as depicted within popular culture. These portrayals occur within comic books, graphic novels, movies, books of fiction, television, music, and art. In each class we will highlight characteristics that classically depict dystopic life and apply those understandings to a specific dystopian representation. Following our initial assessments of how a particular dystopia is situated within the genre, we will forward...
Each week, students will learn about the classic components that distinguish a dystopia and connect those components to a specific dystopic representation in popular culture. Through discussion and debate students will learn to voice their thoughts, develop arguments, and cite support for their positions within a supportive and respectful community of thinkers.
As a college professor for the last twenty years with a doctorate in sociology, I have taught, presented, and published in the area of culture. For the last eight years I have taught a course on popular culture where the concept of a dystopia is discussed, presented, analyzed, and extended via student discourse and written arguments.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Dystopias classically present scenarios of social instability, oppression, manipulation, violence, moral corruption, and social control. While harsh language or extreme behavior may be presented in a specific dystopic work, and while references to such thoughts and acts may be employed during class discussions, specific harsh language and extreme imagery will not be used in class.
Every student has potential, is capable of excellence, and adds value to every lesson.
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Hello, my name is Teacher Eric and I am excited to meet you! Over the past twenty years I have dedicated my professional life to creating enriched in-class learning opportunities and institutional vehicles by which students are able to realize...