ENG 276 Science Fiction Literature

This writing intensive seminar will introduce students to the genre of science fiction (SF) and the various subgenres associated with it including hard and soft SF, the space fantasy, space opera, comic SF, scientific romance, and cyberpunk through the short story, the novel, film, and other media. Students will focus on the symbolic, psychological, prophetic, and religious dimensions of the genre and understand the role that it plays in addressing political, social, and civic issues from the 1800's to the 21st century. Authors are selected from around the world and from different cultural backgrounds, including Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Karel Capek, Phillip K. Dick, Ursula K. LeGuin, Douglas Adams, Sakyo Komatsu, and Nalo Hopkinson. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or permission of the instructor. Competency Met: Multicultural Perspective (5.3). 3 credits Fall, Spring

3 credits
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