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ENST 3308 V21 - Catastrophe and Human Survival
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
Online: TTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM
Pandemics, climate change, war, and resulting political and economic crises preoccupy narratives about human survival. As a result, our lives, societies, and political systems seem increasingly unstable and precarious—our futures, uncertain. Examining past natural disasters and pandemics, and how future threats therefore become imagined, this course explores the relationship between thinking about future disasters, and how humans seek to protect themselves from significant danger. Drawing on interdisciplinary literature from critical and political theory, security studies, other social sciences, and the humanities, this course surrounds the phenomena of future catastrophe and human survival to ask: What does it mean to live in an age of extreme turbulence? Supplemental asynchronous online coursework will be required in this course.
Instructor: Kindervater, Garnet
Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASSC, ENST, ESEL, ESPL, HPSE, INST, IPE, ISIN, PJEN, PJST, POIP, POSC, SOCI
Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only. Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).