May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG* E277 - Science Fiction and Society (3 credits)

Code(s): HUM
Prerequisite(s): ENG* E102  
In this course, students will develop skills in understanding and appreciating the genre of science fiction. Additionally, students will apply critical methodologies and investigate relationships between science fiction and society, thus confirming their skills of analysis and writing. Particular approaches to science fiction will involve Marxist, feminist, gender, psychoanalytical, and anthropological critical theories. Anthropological critical theory will include colonialism and social identity (i.e., ethnocentrism, xenocentrism, folk definitions of the Other).