Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Kratz, Dennis
Discipline and Number
LIT 3311 Section: HN1
Day:
TR Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title:
The Literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

OPEN TO STUDENTS IN COLLEGIUM V ONLY> REGISTER THROUGH THE CV OFFICE.

Students will explore “Science Fiction” (SF) in multiple forms (literature, film, television, games) as a unique genre that combines entertainment with the presentation of Big Ideas such as:

Encounters with alien life forms
Transformation of human capabilities
Creation of artificial life forms
Time travel and the nature of reality

The class will be conducted as a seminar, with active participation expected from all.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Assigned Reading includes:

Paolo Bacigalupi: The Wind-up Girl
John Scalzi: Old Man’s War
Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction

Films, Games etc. TBA

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Students will be able to identify, examine and to some degree create basic components of s of SF. Their success in these efforts will be evaluated through their class participation, in-class assignments, short papers on specific subjects, and a major project (that may be completed individually or as part of a group).

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