ENG102H1F L0101 M2, W2-4
Literature & Sciences
Professor Thom Dancer
Brief Description of Course: Appropriate for non-humanities students. Like science fiction? Argue with your friends about the depiction of future and fictional worlds? Want to learn how to talk with more sophistication about what you like and dislike about art, fiction, and film? Ever wonder what science fiction novels, stories, and movies tell us about ourselves, our future as a species, the trajectory of technology? Then this class is for you. This class aims to develop a critical appreciation of popular science fiction, popular culture, and film from the perspective of literary analysis. Central to critical appreciation is the recognition of literature as carefully crafted art form, which basically means coming up with a cogent account of
Required Reading: Ancillary Justice, Leckie; Lightless, C.A. Higgins; The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin; Three Body Problem, Cixin Liu; Dark Orbit, Carolyn Gilman; Charles Darwin, The Manhattan Projects, Hickman & Pitarra (subject to change).
First Three Authors/Texts: Liu; Rogue One; Leckie.
Method of Instruction: Lecture.Method of Evaluation: Quizzes (22%), reading journal (25%), written analysis (20%), exam (33%) .