BSOC 2131

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Science fiction, as Fredric Jameson put it, is "the only kind of literature that can reach back and colonize reality." Today more than ever, when science and technology have penetrated everyday life in ways that would have seemed impossible only a few decades ago, it has become apparent that science fiction is not merely a literary genre but a whole way of being, thinking, and acting in the modern world. The course explores classic and contemporary science fiction from Frankenstein to The Hunger Games alongside a rich array of fiction, films, and new media from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our discussions will position these works vis-à-vis seminal thinkers, ranging from Plato to Descartes and Donna Haraway to Paul Crutzen, who ask the same questions as science fiction does about ourselves, our world, and our future.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)

Comments A Univeristy Course.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COML 2035ENGL 2035STS 2131

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17845BSOC 2131  LEC 001

  • 17846BSOC 2131  DIS 201

  • 17847BSOC 2131  DIS 202

  • 17848BSOC 2131  DIS 203

  • 17849BSOC 2131  DIS 204