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Subject:

English

Title:

ENGL-175 Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature - (SC) - 3 Units

Instructor:

Myers, Judith

Recommended: ENGL-122 or equivalent



Course

Section

Days

Time

Room

Units

Start/Stop Dates

ENGL-175

2742

TTH

12:30-1:50pm

H-105

3 Units

Full Term


Catalog Course Description
ENGL-175 Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
3 unit(s)        SC
  • 54 hours Lecture per term
  • Recommended: ENGL-122 or equivalent
 
This course will offer reading, critical study, and discussion of speculative fiction (a broad term encompassing both science fiction and fantasy) as a literary form with consideration of major authors, themes, developments in the genre over time, critical approaches to the genre, and a variety of texts from diverse cultures. Because of the genre's unique characteristics, its significant works so often explore the political, psychological, and/or socio-economic factors at work in society. Formal analysis will identify key archetypal themes and characters; these may include but are not limited to the alien within and without, artificial intelligence and the nature of human experience, utopias and dystopias in imagination, the hero's journey, and speculative fiction as a modern mythology. The distinguishing elements of different literary genres and methods used to analyze literature of any genre will also be covered. CSU, UC

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