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POLS 13181 - Ten Images of Hell in the Twentieth Century, Spring 2012

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Author: A. James McAdams
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Ten Images of Hell in the Twentieth Century - University Seminar" in the Department of Political Science. This course explores this troubled century of Hell by focusing on four themes, drawing upon ten widely recognized images of Hell: World War I; the Holocaust; existentialism; tyranny and madness; totalitarianism; technological imperialism; moral confusion; nihilism; poverty; and terrorism.
By Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information / Office of Emergency Management / Resettlement Administration [Public domain]. Accessed from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lange-MigrantMother02.jpg on 8/2/11.

University Seminar

Professor A. James McAdams, Ph.D.

Political Science
University of Notre Dame

Course Structure: Hour long classes - four times a week

Course Description

The Twentieth Century was a century of pure Hell — two world wars; civil wars; fascist and communist dictatorships; genocide; racist xenophobia; populist hysteria; assassinations; class violence; entrenched poverty; and terrorism.  We will explore this troubled century of Hell by focusing on four themes, drawing upon ten widely recognized images of Hell:  World War I; the Holocaust; existentialism; tyranny and madness; totalitarianism; technological imperialism; moral confusion; nihilism; poverty; and terrorism.

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