Tomorrow Today: Political Economy & Culture of the Future

Summer 2014 quarter (Session II)

Taught by

political economy

2113: Can we see the future in the present? In this class we won't become psychics, but we will use developments, trends, and "futurecasting" to offer informed assessments of life and the economy in 50-100 years. Futuristic movies will allow us to examine concerns about the future as a window into present-day culture. We will converse via Skype with Japanese students to exchange views. Final projects will offer projections of the future with the option of making a short movie. What will the future bring in your life, your community, and your world? No books or special software will be required.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day

Advertised schedule: Second Summer Session, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-5pm


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Course Reference Number

Second Session (4 credits): 40132

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