Overview

Conspiracy Theories

A conspiracy theory attributes the hidden cause and direction of an event to a secret group of powerful people. Students will identify a variety of factors that fuel conspiracy theories, and will consider reasons why there has been a steady rise in recent decades in the proliferation of conspiracy theories. Besides the many political conspiracy theories surrounding events like 9/11, the course will also examine secret societies, racist and ethnic conspiracies, suppression of progress conspiracies, paranormal and alien conspiracies, scientific and religious conspiracies, and media/celebrity-related conspiracies. A variety of conspiracy theories held around the world will also be considered

Course Code: 
INDS-1040

 

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