Population Apocalypse in Film and Science
General Catalog Course Title:
Population Apocalypse in Film and Science
Terms Offered:
Fall 2015
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Mason, Carl

 Despite our astonishing demographic success as a species, humans are haunted by the idea of apocalyptic demise. This course explores scientific and cultural narratives of population catastrophe particularly as presented in film. Noah's flood; nuclear annihilation; overpopulation; and climate change all raise the question: Does human nature carry within it the seeds of our inevitable destruction? In this course, we will grapple with both the science and the art in which this question is embedded. 

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