- 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.