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ENGL 2075 - Science Fiction and Fantasy

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This college literature course intended for all students will analyze and explore science fiction and fantasy literature. Authors may include Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, Tolkien, and LeGuin.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or above, or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Completion of ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Science Fiction and Fantasy
  2. Characteristics that define hard science fiction, soft science fiction, fantasy, and science fantasy
  3. Effects of technology and change on humans
  4. Extrapolation to anticipate the future
  5. Relationship to myth
  6. Values and conditions of imagined worlds compared to present

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in science fiction and fantasy.
  2. respond critically to works in science fiction and fantasy.
  3. analyze these works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  4. articulate an informed personal reaction to works in science fiction and fantasy.
  5. analyze basic literary elements in works studied.


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