The Ultimate Price of Technology: Literary Warnings
LAS 367 - The Ultimate Price of Technology: Literary Warnings3 hours This course will explore major works of fiction that portray future worlds shaped and twisted by technological advances and totalitarian control, largely at the expense of the individual human spirit. Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World, and other works of “dystopian” literature will be examined to speculate how far society has gone from understanding the Truth. Moreover, the course will examine how work and leisure will be defined in light of such profound changes. Class discussions will center upon the pros and cons of expanding technology and its effects upon those who initially support its often clandestine intentions – you and me.This course will satisfy the literature core area requirement.