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Science Fiction

A historical survey of a distinctive modern mode of fiction, including major works by such 19th- and 20th-century figures as Mary Shelley, HG Wells, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Olaf Stapledon, Alfred Bester, Ursula LeGuin, Octavia Butler, Joan Slonczewski, and Kim Stanley Robinson. The focus is primarily literary, though there may be a brief unit comparing literary and cinematic science fiction. Among the topics for consideration: science and scientists in fiction; history and the future; aliens and alienation; diversity in gender, race, culture, species; the physical environment of Earth and of other worlds.

Pre Requisites: Pre-req = ENGL 200 or 201 or 206

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2018 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 9752 TuTh
9:30 - 10:45 am
O'Connell,Hugh Charles W01-0047
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2018 - 05/09/2018
Capacity: 25
Enrolled: 25
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-req = ENGL 200 or 201 or 202
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