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ENGL 5517 Capstone: Love and Indoctrination: A Foundation for the Rest of Your Life (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

In our world of political spin and fake news, the surveillance state and social media, the pressure to separate what’s real and valuable from what’s fake and mere propaganda (another way of saying “lies”) is paramount, and critical for figuring out how to live, practically, spiritually, intellectually and psychologically.

In George Orwell’s 1984, the affair of Winston Smith and Julia threatens the entire structure of Big Brother. Why? What is it about love that threatens large systems based on indoctrination? In this course we will explore and develop working definitions of both love and indoctrination in order to differentiate them.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: UNCP5517

Comments: Capstone classes may NOT be taken Pass/Fail. You may take only ONE Capstone class before graduation.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17