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Course No: ENGL.2360-031; SIS Class Nbr: 8295
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 science fiction and fantasy from classic to contemporary works, with a focus on questions such as: How do humans define ourselves and relate to human and non-human others? What does it mean to be an individual, and how can one person make a difference? What can we learn from moments when different cultures interact or when humans engage with new technology? Sci-fi and fantasy are often dismissed as escapist pleasure-reading, yet this course will encourage you to consider how speculative genres empower stylistic experimentation, cultural commentary, and exploration of social and philosophical issues. ENGL 2380.031 Introduction to Creative Writing
- Credits: 3;
- Instructor: Katherine Shrieves
UMass Lowell Bookstore
When Offered & Tuition
- Online Course
- Spring 2017: Jan 17 to Apr 29
- Chat Hours: Thu 8-9pm*
- Course Level: Undergraduate
- Tuition: $1125
- 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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