Undergraduate English Courses
358:254 Introduction to Science Fiction
H1 MW5 CAC 17986 DIENST MU-115
OPEN ONLY TO SAS HONORS STUDENTS OR BY SPECIAL PERMISSION
Science Fiction is a vast genre with a long history, and like the universe itself, it is always expanding. In order to explore just one corner of this field, this course will concentrate on more recent novels, mostly North American, primarily gravitating around utopian and dystopian aspects of contemporary culture. We’ll read Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. LeGuin, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany, William Gibson, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem, and a few more. There will be a lot of reading, discussion, and blog writing.