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Course Guide for FYSE 121 taught by Richard Bodek, Fall 2016

Science Fiction and the Human Condition

Science Fiction and Society

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide students the chance to begin to ask some key questions. 
    1. How do writers use sci fi to explore ‘earth-bound’ issues?
    2. What are the advantages of writing genre fiction?
    3. In what ways do different writers use science differently, & why
  2. To read some radically different visions of the world which address the course’s central questions.
  3. To sharpen analytical skills (among these are learning to make sophisticated comparisons of perspectives across time, & describing how ideas can evolve – or change – across time & space). 



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