HUM final essay options: 5 pages (min. 1500 word count), 1â€ margins, double-spaced, 10/12 pt. type. Use at least two outside sources (cited).
In this paper youâ€˜ll respond to the notion of utopia. First, write a good paragraph that summarizes Platoâ€™s Republic, the original utopia. Then research two other utopias, to provide a paragraph apiece on their main aspects. Choose from any of these:
Thomas More, Utopia; William Morris, News From Nowhere; Samuel Butler, Erewhon; Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward; H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia; B.F. Skinner, Walden II; Ernest Callenbach, Ecotopia.
Finally, describe what you would consider a perfect society. What problems would need to be solved, and how? You need to consider social, economic, educational, environmental, and any other areas that would be important and necessary. Obviously everyone has different ideas about whatâ€™s important and/or problematic, so thereâ€™s no absolute right or wrong. Nonetheless , take the categories seriously and develop your own ideal society!