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Course No: ENGL.2360-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13078
Designed to introduce students to understand science fiction and fantasy within the broader context of literature and literary theory. It attempts to develop and hone student's skills of critical analysis as it supplies them with the tools to contextualize their reading experience - i.e., to understand the origins and politics of the books that they read.
Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor
- Special Notes: AH
- Section Notes: P: ENGL.1020; This course explores examples of classic and contemporary sci-fi and fantasy, with a focus on questions like: How do we relate to human and non-human others? How do we define "personhood"? What can we learn from moments when different cultures interact or when humans engage with new technology? SF&F is often dismissed as escapist pleasure-reading, yet speculative genres can empower stylistic experimentation, cultural commentary, and exploration of social and philosophical issues.
- Credits: 3;
- Instructor: Katherine Shrieves
UMass Lowell Bookstore
When Offered & Tuition
- Online Course
- Fall 2016: Sep 01 to Dec 03
- Chat Hours: Thu 8-9pm*
- Course Level: Undergraduate
- Tuition: $1110
- Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.
*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate
in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers,
and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended.
Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the
Related Programs: B.L.A. in Liberal Arts, B.A. in English
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