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LIT 166 - Science Fiction

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
A survey of speculative fiction from Frankenstein to 21st-century literature. Examines major influential works in their literary, social and cultural contexts. Critical analysis is emphasized.
Competencies
  1. Identify the elements of science fiction
    1. Distinguish the elements of form, for example the cautionary tale
    2. Specify the elements of content, for example iconic images (non-human lifeforms, space travel, alternative history lines and others)
  2. Differentiate between various critical approaches to literature such as Formalist (New Criticism), Marxist, Feminist, Psychoanalytic, Deconstructionist, Reader Response, New Historicist, Structuralist, Cultural Studies, and others
    1. Distinguish the elements of one or more critical approaches
    2. Discuss the significance of one or more critical approaches
  3. Differentiate between various critical approaches particular to science fiction, for example extrapolation, estrangement, and reading protocols
    1. Distinguish the elements of one or more critical approaches
    2. Discuss the significance of one or more critical approaches
  4. Analyze a range of literary works
    1. Interpret science fiction using one or more of the critical approaches
    2. Evaluate science fiction
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of a wide range of literary works
    1. Value a range of science fiction
    2. Practice reading critically a range of science fiction
  6. Develop an appreciation for the importance of science literature in culture
    1. Acknowledge the importance of science fiction
    2. Value the historical development of science fiction



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