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Spring 2011
Apr 16,2014
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SCIN 346 - SURVEY OF SCIENCE FICTION
From "proto-science fiction writers" of the renaissance and 18th century through the evolution of science fiction in the 19th century with Shelley, Poe, Cridge, Verne, Wells, etc., to the development of science fiction as a popular genre for readers and for writers in the early decades of the 20th century to the explosion of science fiction from the 1950's to the present -- the course will examine science fiction writers' world views and critiques of human nature and society and their use of such scientific and pseudoscientific concepts as entropy, social Darwinism, quantum mechanics, genetic engineering, relativity, etc. Use will be made of novels, short stories from around the world, films, radio drama, and related materials. The course will be concerned with a series of recurrent themes: Future Visions (Utopias/Dystopias/Heterotopias); Creation/Transformation/Sentience; Time; Space; Social Issues: Gender/Race/Age/Disability/Species; Ocean; and Math/Dimensions/Computers/Cyberspace.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, TS-Sch Core- SCP Category

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

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