The Hunger Games, 1984, The Handmaid’s Tale…why is popular culture inundated with visions of a dystopian future or of totalitarian regimes cloaked under a utopian veil?  How do artists and thinkers use dystopia to critique our world today as they imagine a bleak future? Are attempts to build a utopian society always doomed to fail? Our Learning Community will investigate the role of utopias and dystopias in history and contemporary culture. 

Utopia/Dystopia Learning Community taking a trip to the museum.

Signature events include film screenings, trips to museums, and plays and performances, both on and off-campus.


Fall 2023 Courses