Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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LIT 271H - Introduction to Science Fiction Literature

Credit(s): 4

This course will study the development of science fiction as a literary genre that investigates the technological and social dilemmas encountered by humanity. The history of science fiction, the significant authors, and the genre’s moral questions will be covered through an examination of the texts and films that have framed science fiction. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Identify significant science fiction authors and their major contributions to the genre.
  • Illustrate a comprehensive understanding of the history of science fiction.
  • Analyze cultural/historical events that have directly impacted the development of science fiction.
  • Differentiate the key structural elements in science fiction that define the genre.
  • Critique science fiction based upon the historical and key components of the genre.
  • Assess the impact of current and future technologies on the genre.
  • Discuss the intersection between film and literary science fiction.
  • Interpret how science fiction explores the human experience.
  • Examine the nature of human experience and/or artistic expression.

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