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.