This course will explore how the end of the world-generally understood to be preceded by enormous wars and disasters as well as the judgment of people and a reckoning of their deeds-was imagined over two millennia by Christians, Jews, and Muslims. The course will cover primary and secondary historical works, as well as fictional bestsellers, about the apocalypse from around the world. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for NELC 2680. Cross-listed in NELC. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.
HISTORY 2680: It's The End of The World!: Apocalypticism in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam