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Science and Literature

ENGL 075.401
crosslisted as: STSC 110, HIST 117, HSOC 110
MW 11-12:00 pm
fulfills requirements:
Elective of the Standard Major

"This course will explore the emergence of modern science fiction as a genre, the ways it has reflected our evolving conceptions of ourselves and the universe, and its role as the mythology of modern technological civilization. We will discuss such characteristic themes as utopias, the exploration of space and time, biological engineering, superman, robots, aliens, and other worlds--and the differences between European and American treatment of these themes."