ENG 227 Science Fiction
This course will deal with representative works of science fiction, including works known as speculative fiction. Students will be introduced to definitions of various genres, such as myth, fairy tale, fantasy, pastoral and romance, in order to understand the forms used by science/speculative fiction. Some emphasis will be given to the historical development of science fiction from the nineteenth century to the present, and to the ways it speculates on types of societies and the future. Thematic groupings of works will typically include Science Fiction Myths, The Remarkable Adventure, Aliens, The Machine and Robot, Utopias, and Dystopias. Authors will usually include Isaac Asimov, Kurt Vonnegut, Ursula Leguin and Athur Clarke.
- Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102
- Hours: 3
- Credits: 3