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College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HRE 289 - HNR Communal and Utopian Societies

4.00 credits.
This course will examine various types of communal societies, frequently known as utopian or intentional communities, that have sought to institute an ideal social order, a “heaven on earth.” Historic and contemporary religious expressions of American communal development are emphasized. Case studies include the Ephrata Society, Brook Farm, Oneida, New Harmony, The Amana Colonies, the Hutterites, the Shakers, Reba Place Church and the Catholic Worker Movement, among others. Honors students only.