Monsters Within Us, The

Scott Rice/ Jewel Davis
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 9:30-10:45 am
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In this course, students will explore how contemporary dystopian fiction and other media reflect and address our own social problems, and how people survive in these harsh conditions including post-apocalyptic environments. Students will analyze and discuss the common characteristics found within the genre, examine types of dystopias from multiple cultural perspectives, and reflect upon their own experiences and historical examples to help understand issues of identity, control, individual struggle, and environmental concerns.

Instructor Bio: 

Jewel Davis has worked with students in education for over 10 years and enjoys the energy and new ideas students bring to classroom discussions. 

Jewel began her career as a high school English teacher after receiving a Master of Arts in Teaching and a BA in English from UNC-Chapel Hill. After receiving her MLIS from UNC-Greensboro, she began working in Belk Library’s Instructional Materials Center as the Education Librarian. Jewel is passionate about the intersection of education and technology, along with zombies, dystopian literature, and her dog Charlie.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey

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