Introduction to Science Fiction

L230 — Fall 2019

De Witt Douglas Kilgore
Days and Times
1:00 - 2:15p MW (3 CR)
Course Description

Topic: Designing the Future: The Evolution of Science Fiction

Science fiction has evolved as a literature that dramatizes the interaction of science, tech­nology and society, explor­ing the connection between physical knowledge, private aspiration and public desti­ny. Covering themes such as space travel, alien contact, robotics, technological uto­pianism, and human evolu­tion, this course will engage the persuasive speculations that seek to extend, critique or even challenge the world in which we live. H.G. Wells, Octavia Butler, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Arthur C. Clarke are among the au­thors we will cover.

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