MER Futures Syllabus, Chris Jones

POLS 396
Syllabus – Mesa State College

Spring 2007 Dr. Christopher Jones
MWF 1:00 – 1:50 P.M. Office: Lowell Heiny Hall 427
Houston Hall 233 Office Hours: 11 A.M.-1 P.M. MWF
E-mail: Office: 970-248-1569

Course Overview and Rationale
Introduction to Future Studies surveys the origins, founders and history of the futures studies movement, examines the methods and techniques of the field, covers basic assumptions and theories, and focuses on some of the basic skills and tools. In other words, the course is designed to explore the scope of Futures Studies as a field, discuss where and how it developed, how it has shaped and continues to shape its assumptions, who contributed the basic ideas and methods, where it seems to be going, and what it seems to be avoiding.

15 week course