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Utopian/Dystopian Lit

Henry Burby 2:30pm-4:00pm Ages 14-18

  • On Campus

Service Description

Fall 2023 Sept. 14th, 21st, 28th Oct. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Nov. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th Dec.7th (12 Days) (No Class Thursday Nov. 23rd Thanksgiving) Fee: $420 + $40 material fee per term Winter 2024 Jan. 11th, 18th, 25th Feb. 1st, 8th 15th, 22nd, 29th March 7th, 14th (10days) Fee: $350 + $40 material fee per term Spring 2024 March 21st, 28th April 4th, 11th, 18th May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (10 days) (No Class April 25th Spring Break) Fee: $350 + $40 material fee per term Class Description: As long as humans have lived in societies, we have imagined new ones. We have filled them with our boldest hopes and our deepest fears and have used them to inspire as well as to warn. In this course, we will dip our toes into the massive cannon of Utopian and Dystopian Literature, reading and discussing a selection of classic works from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries. We will use these works to learn about the eras in which they were written, critically interrogate the views they present, debate their relevance in our present day, and explore our own hopes and fears about the future. To begin, we will read sections of Plato’s Republic. The reading list will be made avail at time of registration. There is a break between each High School class. High School aged DD students are welcome to use the teen/teacher lounge and waiting area to eat, socialize, do home work etc. between classes. This is for high school students only. Students in the lower grade classes need to be registered in our Down Time Program or picked up immediately after their class is completed.


Contact Details

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