A 2014 course by Phil Harland at York University “investigates the origins, development and legacies of apocalypticism within Judean culture and early Christianity. . . . . [it] will also survey the legacies of apocalypticism in religious movements, popular culture (including music and film), and artistic representation to the present day.”
A course by Catherine Wessinger at Loyola University New Orleans seeks to “understand the diversity of religious patterns that scholars have termed millennialism, the expectation of an imminent transition to a collective state of salvation either earthly or heavenly;” special empasis on “recent and contemporary movements” and cross-cultural perspectives.
A 2011 course by Katherine Rousseau at the University of Colorado Denver presents “different ways of understanding apocalyptic imagination: as a literary genre; as a form of group behavior; as a historical and social phenomenon; as political-religious commentary; and as a means of persuasion.”
A 2003 course by Michael Clark at Warren Wilson College surveys “literary/cultural features and motifs of biblical apocalypse texts . . . Various postbiblical apocalyptic communities and /or events over history . . . [and] how apocalyptic thinking continues to shape 20th and 21st century ways of being in the world.”