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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

LITT 224 Themes in Science Fiction

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

In this course, students examine selected tropes in science fiction, looking at sources all the way from Graeco-Roman literature to the early 21st century. The particular focus of the course is the short story, with some film resources. A thematic approach is taken, with a view of science fiction as a mode of social and political commentary on themes such as identity and artificial intelligence, the question of reality versus virtual reality, and the nature of time. The course also emphasizes the understanding of this literature in the larger context of science, technology, and culture.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.